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Sunday, March 14, 2010

Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council Opee Awards Announced

The Wisconsin Freedom of Information Council announced its fourth annual Opee Awards to people and institutions that have had an impact on open government in the state.

The winners are:

Political Openness Advocate of the Year (the "Popee"): J.B. Van Hollen

Citizen Openness Advocate of the Year (the "Copee"): Daniel O. Wilson

Media Openness Advocate(s) of the Year (the "Mopee") (tie): The UWM Post and the Green Bay Press-Gazette

Open Records Scoop of the Year (the "Scoopee"): Tony Galli

No Friend of Openness Award (the "Nopee"): The Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA)

Dumbest Open Government Decision (the "Dopee"): Wisconsin Department of Corrections

Fore more about the winners, click here.

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