Apparently too ashamed of their red state policies to stand with them (who could blame them?), a cabal of state republicans, seemingly at the behest of Gov. Scott Walker, refused to say who is behind their red state plan to gut Wisconsin's open record laws.
JS Online Excerpt
Madison— A dozen Republican lawmakers shot the state's open records law full of holes late Thursday, but they are declining to say who is the prime force behind shielding legislators and other government officials from having to show the public how they make decisions.
All 12 Republicans on the committee voted for the motion. Among republicans listed is south-central assembly representative Amy Loudenbeck (ALEC).
All four Democrats on the committee voted against the proposal.
Once again, much like Justice Michael Gableman's recent bizarre request to hold a court review of a conviction in Walker's first John Doe scandal, only to suddenly reverse and cancel the request, voters and the media should not allow these episodes to just fade away if they're suddenly dropped without their sponsors fully explaining themselves.
PR Watch - As Walker Announces, WI GOP Moves to Gut Open Records Law