Wisconsin releases recall petition names amid safety concerns
Members of Code Pink heckle Gov. Scott Walker (foreground) before his appearance in April at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing.
February 1st, 2012
04:27 AM ET

Wisconsin releases recall petition names amid safety concerns

Wisconsin released the names of more than 1 million people who signed a recall petition against Gov. Scott Walker, state officials said, despite safety concerns among petition signers.

"In the interest of full transparency, the board has always planned to release copies of recall petitions to anyone who requested them and to post them online," said Kevin Kennedy, director and general counsel.

"However, we recently heard from a number of people who are concerned about their personal safety if their names and addresses are made public."

The state Government Accountability Board announced its plans Tuesday, citing Wisconsin's Public Records Law and a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision involving the release of referendum petitions in Washington state.

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soundoff (44 Responses)
  1. Scottish Mama

    Good night bobcat in a hat. sweet dreams.

    February 2, 2012 at 12:50 am | Report abuse |
  2. Scottish Mama

    Good night Tori.

    February 2, 2012 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |
  3. Fla.Pete

    Wisconsin has a new job opening Walker,picking up garbage,something that constantly spews out of his Repub mouth.It's a shame that he didn't have probationary time,so it would be easier to get rid of the bum...I would love to see an amendment keeping someone like Walker from EVER being in any government position again,without any retirement either.We don't need any more Repub trash in office,especially corporate puppets....

    February 2, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Robert

    Why is CNN tv not covering the. Criminal investigation of walker staff

    February 8, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Report abuse |
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