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We’re pleased to expand opportunities for you to engage with the Center — including an invitation to share your perspectives with people who are passionate about Wisconsin. We want to hear from you about how we are doing, what you think of our stories, and how we can continue to improve.
In response to the Center’s Jan. 21, 2018 report on independent medical examiners, the owner of a Waukesha IME company says doctors offering second opinions in worker’s comp cases can help prevent fraud — and unnecessary medical treatment.
Apparently, many of the hundreds of open records requests being made of Walker’s county office were going to the Walker campaign for review. Clearly, these were all public records and the campaign should have had no involvement whatsoever in their review or release.
A state Supreme Court decision rendered prosecutors’ files exempt from disclosure to the public, but past attorneys general have chosen to keep them open anyway. With fall elections approaching, it is a good time to ask candidates what they would reveal – or not reveal – if and when they are in office.