You can thank "fiscal conservative" Senator Leah Vukmir(R- ALEC) for your bill. Seems she decided that Open records Laws did not apply to her so she refused to turn them over and was sued. She lost and the bill was $15,000 with the added bonus that you and I get to pay for it!
At a meeting last spring of a national group that drafts conservative legislation, Sen. Leah Vukmir, R-Wauwatosa, voted on a policy allowing only lawmakers, and not lobbyists, to introduce model bills.
At the same meeting, she sponsored a model bill under the direction of a lobbying group, according to documents released Thursday following an open records lawsuit that cost state taxpayers $15,000 to settle.
I called Ms Vukmir's office to see what her plan was for paying this or if she just planned on throwing it on the back of the WI taxpayers and was promised a phone call back. I am still waiting for the call!
For those interested, the full set of documents are here!