But hey, DOA got its damage estimate for the Capitol from a union employee, so it must be golden.
Madison — State officials' controversial courtroom testimony that protesters did more than $7 million in damage to the Capitol was based on a single handwritten page.
An open records request by the Journal Sentinel on the damage estimate turned up only one page of notebook paper listing costs written before the courtroom testimony. Other e-mails from state officials listing areas to check for potential damage also were released, but there were no others with any dollar figures written before the court testimony...
Department of Administration spokeswoman Carla Vigue said Wednesday that the single page written by state architect Dan Stephans and dated March 3 - the same day as the court statement - was the basis for the testimony. Stephans did not respond to a phone message left Wednesday.