[Madison, WI] - On Wednesday, the Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee on Finance issued the following statement regarding Attorney General Kaul's comments on not accepting the settlement in the Purdue Pharma case.
"Through media reports, the attorney general stated Wisconsin is not one of the states agreeing to settle the Purdue Pharma case at this time.
We hope those reporters have signed non-disclosure agreements, because they are getting 'confidential' information from the attorney general that he refused to share with members of the Joint Committee on Finance.
It's clear the attorney general did not need signed secrecy agreements to share case information. Now we know there wasn't an 'emergency' settlement to present to the committee two weeks ago.
The attorney general should stop playing games, follow the law, and work with the Joint Committee on Finance."