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Here are some important resources from the Freedom of the Information Council:

F.A.Q's.: Frequently Asked Questions about the Open Meetings and Public Records Laws, compiled by the Madison law office of LaFollette Godfrey & Kahn.

Open Government Problem Areas: A changing list of problems and issues, as monitored by the Council.

Cameras in the Courtroom: Summary of Supreme Court rules and helpful links.

Sample Public Records Request: A sample letter that can be pasted into a word processing document and customized to your needs.

How to use the Open Records Law: The top 10 things to keep in mind when using the Open Records law.

The best of both worlds: Open government and economic development: A column from Wisconsin Lawyer about open government as it relates to development.

Speakers Bureau: The Wisconsin FOIC offers several council members to speak about open government at your event.

Public Records Law Compliance Guide, 2012: Newly updated guide from the Attorney General's office.

Open Meetings Law Compliance Guide, 2010: Newly updated guide from the Attorney General's office.

Wisconsin Public Notices: Search for public notices by keyword, date, newspaper or location.

Wisconsin Openness Report: Sign up to receive the Wisconsin Newspaper Association's report by email.

Resolving Public Records Disputes in Wisconsin: The Role of the Attorney General's Office:  A thesis by Jonathan Anderson.