Open records requests for January 2015

Open records information provided by the
Office of the Governor in January 2015
- On average, responses were provided within 7 days

On January 12, 2015, Kathy Bolten, The Des Moines Register, requested copies of correspondence sent to or from Gov. Branstad, Lt. Gov. Reynolds, Matt Hinch, or Linda Fandel, including correspondence received through the “registering an opinion option” on the Governor’s website from December 1, 2014 through January 6, 2015, that contain the following terms, “school start date,” “school calendar,” “calendar,” “school calendar,” “Iowa State Fair,” and/or “start of school year,” and excluding emails regarding scheduling matters related to the Governor or staffers’ calendars and unrelated to the school start date. On January 27, 2015, our office provided a CD containing 36 emails and 120 documents in hard copy. Redactions were made pursuant to Iowa Code section 22.7(18). No documents were withheld. There was a charge of $11 for copies.

On January 26, 2015, Mary Suchomel, West Branch, Iowa, requested a “Copy of the Governor’s Budget recommendation to the Legislature for the Office of the Governor for fiscal year 2016.” On January 26, 2015, our office provided the link to the budget available at No documents were withheld. There was no charge for this request.