Democratic lawmaker sued over alleged open records violation

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A conservative law firm has sued a Democratic state lawmaker for allegedly violating the Wisconsin open records law after charging more than $3,000 for requested emails.

The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty filed the lawsuit Thursday in Dane County Circuit Court against Democratic state Rep. Jonathan Brostoff, of Milwaukee.

The lawsuit alleging that Brostoff refused to turn over electronic records of emails requested and instead printed them and charged unnecessary fees.

Brostoff did not immediately return a message seeking comment Friday.

A researcher with WILL requested emails in July related to occupational licensing reform, an issue the group advocates for and that Brostoff opposes.

A Dane County judge ruled in a similar case last month that Republican Rep. Scott Krug needed to provide electronic records when requested.

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