Van Hollen says recall signatures should be public

Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen. | Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Van Hollen says recall signatures should be public

By the Associated Press. CREATED Jan 31, 2012

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says recall petitions targeting Gov. Scott Walker need to be made public.

Van Hollen commented Tuesday after the Government Accountability Board held off posting the petitions online after receiving concerns from domestic violence victims about their addresses being made public.

Van Hollen says in a statement if there are any concerns about disclosure, the Department of Justice was prepared to resolve those issues so as much information as possible can be made available as soon as possible.

The board made the petitions available to the Walker campaign on Friday and originally promised to post them online for the public to view Monday.

But board spokesman Reid Magney said Tuesday he has no comment on when they might put them online.