Dane County DA files open meetings suit
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin prosecutor has filed a lawsuit accusing Republicans of violating the open meetings law when they made changes to Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to restrict public-sector collective bargaining.
Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne alleges in the suit that Republicans didn’t give enough public notice when they hastily convened a committee last week to advance the plan. Ozanne is seeking an injunction blocking the secretary of state from publishing the law and a ruling that the law is void.
A spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, a Juneau Republican, says Fitzgerald is completely confident the law was followed.