MADISON — A
liberal advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against Gov. Scott
Walker, saying he is illegally withholding records related to his
proposal to rewrite the mission statement of the University of
Wisconsin known as the "Wisconsin Idea."
The Center for
Media and Democracy filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Dane County
Circuit Court. The group was the first to report in February that
Walker's budget would rewrite the "Wisconsin Idea" to
focus on career readiness and drop references to public service
and seeking a broader truth.
Walker called it
a mistake and dropped the proposal.
requested records from Walker's office related to the creation of
the proposal, but Walker refused to turn some over.
A spokeswoman for
the Department of Justice says the office is reviewing the