Your Right to Know

Your Right to Know is a monthly column distributed by the Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council, a group dedicated to open government.

Racine case shows folly of official secrecy

“Your Right to Know” column by Steve Lovejoy Secrecy in government, compounded by court-ordered secrecy, gives rise to speculation and rumor. That never serves the public interest. A case involving Racine City Attorney Scott Letteney and Racine Alderperson Sandy Weidner illustrates that very well. Last August, the city attorney sought an ethics violation sanction against…