How long do we have to respond to an open records request?

How long do we have to respond to an open records request?

The law says that responses to record requests must be given “as soon as practicable and without delay.” Wis. Stat. § 19.35(4). This definition leaves much room for interpretation. Wisconsin Executive Order #189 requires that a response be made within ten working days...

Are you wearing a mask right now?

Gov. Tony Evers has issued an emergency order requiring all individuals to wear face coverings when indoors and not in their home. The Order takes effect on August 1st and is set to expire September 28. There are few exceptions to the Order. An FAQ on the Order is...
Transportation Utility Fees

Transportation Utility Fees

Wisconsin’s rural roads are among the most deteriorated in the country. Municipalities statewide have struggled to find a long-term solution to road funding. One option gaining interest is the implementation of a transportation utility fee. This week, the League of...
Table of Current WI Executive and Emergency Orders

Table of Current WI Executive and Emergency Orders

The Wisconsin Legislative Council has issued the following table which summarizes the current status of COVID-19 related executive and emergency orders. For example, while Safer at Home Order has expired, the temporary ban on evictions and foreclosures remains. Read...
COVID-19 Local Emergency Declarations

COVID-19 Local Emergency Declarations

In response to yesterday’s Wisconsin Supreme Court decision, county health officials across the state have acted to implement localized emergency orders. Many of these orders continue to place restrictions on travel, limit the reopening of non-essential businesses...