MADISON - Two government watchdog groups have filed a lawsuit against five Republican lawmakers over access to their personal email accounts.
Common Cause and the Center for Media and Democracy filed the lawsuit Monday in Dane County Circuit Court.
It alleges the lawmakers violated Wisconsin's open records law by declining to say whether they searched their personal email accounts for contacts with the conservative group the American Legislative Exchange Council.
The lawsuit is against Reps. Tyler August, Dan Knodl, Tom Larson, Pat Strachota and Jeremy Thiesfeldt.
The lawmakers told the groups they searched their official state accounts and turned over any emails they found there.
Strachota says the lawsuit is a ``political witch hunt.''
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EAGLE RIVER - The initiative will help to rebound what's thought of as a suffering walleye population by adding hundreds of thousands of the fish to Wisconsin lakes.
The project could improve fishing for the state's most popular game fish and tourism in the state. George Langely, a local fishing guide at Eagle Sports bait shop in Eagle River, says walleye fishing isn't what it used to be.
"The walleye population has pretty much suffered in the last twenty years and it's really nice to see Madison recognizing that and taking some steps to do something about it. It will take a while but it's a great start."
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