Evers does away with public records website Walker created

Gov. Tony Evers says he doesn't fault Republicans for not wanting to sign confidentiality agreements as requested by fellow Democratic Attorney General Josh Kaul on Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. Evers told reporters that Republicans who stand in the way of Kaul settling lawsuits on behalf of the state need to figure out a resolution so Wisconsin does not lose millions of dollars in settlement money.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' administration scrapped a public website created under his Republican predecessor to track compliance on public records requests, a move criticized in a report issued Monday by a conservative law firm.

Doing away with the website dashboard is one example of a step backward in open record compliance that's occurred between Scott Walker's administration and Evers, the report from the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty said. The report accused Evers of slow response times, disorganization and a lack of transparency on open records issues.

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