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Short Turn Around for Most Records Requests from Gov. Doyle's Office

The Appleton Post-Crescent reports that "most people requesting records from Gov. Jim Doyle's office last year did not have to wait long to get them."

In their "fifth annual review of public records requests found that about two-thirds of people seeking records got them within two weeks....

The P-C could discern a response time for 65 requests. Of these requests, 43 received requests within two weeks, and 59 requestors, more than 90 percent, received request within about a month."

Did you know that Wisconsin was the first state to pass an open records law? See Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 10, Section 137 from 1849.