You'd think that Wisconsin legislators, having seen the consequences of Scott Walker's County Executive staff setting up a confidential, partisan shop in his offices, would have grasped the importance of conducting public business in public offices?
Nope - - not even after they'd been caught swearing their members to secrecy, in writing, over redistricting maps rolled into state law that were drafted at a law firm.
Seems two highly-paid legislative staffers are still working out of the law firm.
And began there before the November, 2010 elections, so were implementing the privatization of the legislation process even before the GOP took legal legislative control.
Like the legislators, [staffers] Foltz and Ottman signed confidentiality agreements, which became public on Thursday. The two signed the agreements in July 2010, six months before Republicans took over the Legislature.Which means, I assume, that their work has been and continues beyond the reach of the Open Records law.
This is really serious.
An investigation is absolutely merited, pronto.
Still to be named: who masterminded this attack on democracy.