Avatar
All Posts by Empower Wisconsin

Evers still silent on secret recordings

Empower Wisconsin | June 16, 2020

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers has yet to comment on whether he or his staff clandestinely recorded any more meetings with Republican legislative leadership. 

After Team Evers was caught last week making a secret recording of a meeting the governor had with Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau), Empower Wisconsin asked Evers’ comms director whether there were other recordings. She did not answer on Thursday or Friday.

On Monday, Empower Wisconsin sent a follow-up open records request, this time to Evers’ deputy legal counsel, Jacob Idlas. He acknowledged Empower Wisconsin’s request Monday afternoon and said a “complete response will be provided as soon as practicable and without delay.” 

Fitzgerald wants to know, too.

In a press release Monday noting the secret recording could bring a felony charge against the staff member who made it, Fitzgerald called on the governor to “assure legislators that no more recordings exist between our members and the governor or his staff.” 

The Evers administration has been widely criticized for its troubles with transparency and its failure to follow Wisconsin open records law. 

Listen to more:

Explore More
Government workers get paid for 15 weeks off

Government workers get paid for 15 weeks off

Federal workers are among the biggest benefactors of the mammoth $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill passed early Saturday morning by…

Read More »

March 8, 2021
Tool of the Week: ‘Not smart’ Janet

Tool of the Week: ‘Not smart’ Janet

Madison — Liberal politicians think they know what’s best for you. They think you’re too stupid to know better. Just…

Read More »

March 8, 2021
Dittrich introduces ‘Protecting Women in Sports Act’

Dittrich introduces ‘Protecting Women in Sports Act’

By M.D. Kittle MADISON — Legislation that would prohibit transgender girls and women from competing against biological girls and women…

Read More »

March 8, 2021
Barnes’ carbon footprint Climate Change Report

Barnes’ carbon footprint Climate Change Report

By M.D. Kittle MADISON — How many trees did they kill to make Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes’ fancy climate change…

Read More »

March 6, 2021
Madison teachers union makes threats

Madison teachers union makes threats

By M.D. Kittle MADISON — After its faculty representatives got caught pushing an apparently illegal work stoppage, Madison Teachers Inc….

Read More »

March 6, 2021
So, Sen. Janet Bewley thinks her constituents are stupid?

So, Sen. Janet Bewley thinks her constituents are stupid?

By M.D. Kittle MADISON — Senate Minority Leader Janet Bewley thinks her constituents who don’t vote for local tax increases…

Read More »

March 5, 2021
Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *