MADISON, Wis. — State Rep. David Craig has had a change of heart.

The Republican lawmaker from Vernon has decided to pay for public records on local plans for sheltering unaccompanied child immigrants, despite Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett’s office charging what Craig calls an “exorbitant amount.”

Craig told Wisconsin Reporter last week he was no longer going to pursue his open records request with Barrett because the fee — $46.01 an hour — was too steep.