Yesterday the Journal Sentinel newspaper had an ad noting the following:
Do you know what your village board is up to?
Wisconsin law says it's your right to know - but that right may be going away.
The ad refers to Assembly Bill 70, Senate Bill 42 and the Governors Budget.
When asked, Richfield's Rep. Bob Gannon stated, "Governmental units will still need to buy print space to notice a meeting, but will no longer need to pay to print the minutes of that meeting".
Rep. Gannon continued, "As always, the minutes are available to the media and if they believe it's of importance to their readers, then they should print them as news, and not expect to get reimbursed by the taxpayers for printing the news".
That will be a savings to all tax payers. But money lost to JS. That is why JS is against this bill. No need to call your legislators, they are working for you.
Thank you to all legislators who signed on to this bill. And Thank you to Richfield's local governments who continue to post agendas and minutes on their respective web sites.