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Open Government Traveling Show featured at Milwaukee Press Club on Wednesday, March 15

UPDATE: View this event on Wisconsin Eye. UPDATE: A report on this event from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. ——– The Milwaukee Press Club will host the Open Government Traveling Show – a panel discussion about the Wisconsin open meetings and … Continue reading

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It’s time for vigilance on open records

Your Right to Know / Mark Pitsch Records advocates plan traveling show Among the many remarkable things about the defeat of the proposed overhaul of the Wisconsin Public Records Law over the July 4 weekend last summer was the way … Continue reading

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SPJ Madison, WFOIC sponsor Open Government Traveling Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 23, 2016 Contact: Mark Pitsch, (608) 252-6145; Bill Lueders, (608) 669-4712 Open Government Advocates to Take Show on the Road Advocates of open government in Wisconsin are planning a three-day, eight-city informational tour to highlight the … Continue reading

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SPJ statement on records fees

Jan. 28, 2012 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark Pitsch, president, Madison pro chapter, Society of Professional Journalists; 608-252-6145 In response to news reports that Rep. Garey Bies is introducing a bill that would require requestors to pay fees for blacking … Continue reading

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SPJ praises Supreme Court ruling on open records fees

The Madison pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists applauds the unanimous Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling today rejecting the imposition of fees for redacting information in public records. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel had appealed a lower court ruling that … Continue reading

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SPJ President calls for renewed commitment to open government

Mark Pitsch, SPJ Madison pro chapter president, urges government agencies to commit to transparency. Read his op-ed, first printed in the March 11 Wisconsin State Journal, here.

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