MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Supreme Court is poised to decide
how much government entities can charge the public for processing
open record requests.
The case centers around an open records request the Milwaukee
Journal Sentinel filed with the Milwaukee Police Department seeking
hundreds of reports. The department told the newspaper it would
have to pay about $4,000 to cover staff time spent reviewing and
redacting sensitive information from the records.
The newspaper filed a lawsuit challenging the fees. The city
argued two Supreme Court rulings over the last decade grant it
authority to charge such fees. A circuit court judge sided with the
The Supreme Court is expected to release a ruling in the case
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