Senator Hansen statement on GOP destruction of open records law


(Madison)-- “Their attack on our Open Records Law spits in the face of the very holiday we are about to celebrate.  Democracy cannot survive if people are denied access to information about what their government is doing.

“Limiting the people’s access to information about how their government operates invites corruption, breeds distrust and ultimately destroys the institution of democracy.

“This is yet again another reason we need non-partisan redistricting. 

“Republicans have rigged our elections to the point they no longer fear having to answer to the voters for their actions.  We need non-partisan re-districting to restore the checks and balances that are needed to protect the people and their government from these types of abuses.”