MADISON-On June 6, Rep. Mark Pocan filed an open records request to look into Governor Walker’s travel on the state provided plane and private travel paid for by his campaign. For 55 days, the Department of Administration has failed to fulfill the open records request.
The Open Records Law states requested records must be provided “as soon as practicable and without delay.” The Wisconsin Attorney General’s office advises simple requests should be fulfilled within 10 business days. In this case, Governor Walker has waited more than four-times past the advised reasonable time period to provide the requested records.
“I hope Governor Walker will respect the law and comply with this open records request promptly,” said Mark Pocan. “The fact that Governor Walker’s office has not been forthcoming about fully disclosing his travel should raise concern for everyone in the state. What is so bad that they do not want Wisconsinites to know?”
Pocan raised the issue as he was determining whether Governor Scott Walker has flown more miles as governor than the number of jobs he has created. (www.WheresScottWalker.com)
Posted on 30 July 2014 - Category: In the News