February 2016 Open Records Requests

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On February 8, 2016, Leah Shoss, of Higbee & Associates, requested information relating to the number of pardon applications submitted, reviewed, and granted in the State of Iowa between January 14, 2011 and December 2015. On February 9, 2016, our office provided a response to this open records request. No documents were withheld. There was no charge for this request. On February 9, 2016, Barbara Rodriguez, of The Associated Press, submitted an open records request relating to all emails sent to or from Governor Terry Branstad between February 1, 2016 and February 7, 2016, as well as Governor Branstad’s daily schedule of activities for the same period. On February 26, 2016, our office provided 12 pages in hard copy. No documents were withheld. Redactions were made pursuant to Iowa Code sections 22.7(18) and 22.7(50). There was no charge for this request. On February 9, 2016, Barbara Rodriguez, of The Associated Press, submitted an open records request relating to documentation of any contracts by and between the Office of the Governor and Jimmy Centers between September 2, 2015 and January 31, 2016. On February 26, 2016, our office notified the requester there were no documents responsive to their request. There was no charge for this request. On February 9, 2016, Barbara Rodriguez, of The Associated Press, submitted an open records request relating to documentation of any contracts by and between the Office of the Governor and Redwave Communications and/or Redwave Digital. On February 26, 2016, our office notified the requester there were no documents responsive to their request. There was no charge for this request. On February 9, 2016, Barbara Rodriguez, of The Associated Press, submitted an open records request relating to all emails sent to or from Chief of Staff Michael Bousselot between February 1, 2016 and February 7, 2016, as well as Michael Bousselot’s daily schedule of activities for the same period. On February 26, 2016, our office provided a CD containing 433 emails and 77 pages in hard copy. There was a charge of $33 for staff review time and $6.50 for copies. 37 documents were withheld pursuant to Iowa Code sections 22.7(65) and 22.7(50). Redactions were made pursuant to Iowa Code sections 22.7(11), 22.7(18), 22.7(38), 22.7(50), and 22.7(65). On February 17, 2016, Chandra Bozelko, of The Prison Diaries, requested information relating to voting rights restoration statistics in Iowa. On February 17, 2016, our office provided a response to this open records request. No documents were withheld. There was no charge for this request.