March 2013 Open Records Request Summary

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Open Records requests from March 2013
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Open records information provided by the Office of the Governor in March 2013

- On average, responses were provided within 4 days

On March 1, 2013, Perry Beeman, Des Moines Register, requested copies of the applications of those appointed to the Natural Resources Commission. On March 4, 2013, our office provided 4 pages in hard copy. There was no charge for this request.

On March 13, 2013, Sheena Dooley, IowaWatchdog.org, requested all emails sent or received by the Governor with the terms “Debi Durham,” “Orascom,” “Bolkom,” or “Lee County,” from June 1, 2012 to March 3, 2013. On March 14, 2013, our office responded and stated there were no records responsive to this request. There was no charge for this request.

On March 18, 2013, Mike Wiser, Lee Enterprises, requested “All correspondence sent to or from Jeff Boeyink regarding Chronus Chemical from November 30, 2012 through March 18, 2013.” On March 19, 2013, our office provided one document in hard copy. There was no charge for this request.

On March 19, 2013, Emily Hoerner, IowaWatch.org, requested (1) A copy of the plan Governor Branstad presented to HHS Secretary Sebelius during his February 2013 meeting with her; (2) The detailed Healthy Iowa Plan that would replace/revamp the current IowaCare program; and (3) documents relating to thefederal government's budget crisis that would jeopardize the federal government's ability to fund the Medicaid expansion. On March 20, 2013, our office provided four documents in hard copy and a website link. There was no charge for this request.

On March 8, 2013, Ryan Foley, The Associated Press, requested the accompanying materials with the Board of Parole’s recommendation for commutation of Rasberry Williams. On March 22, 2013, our office provided 129 pages in hard copy. The Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations (DCI) investigative report was withheld pursuant to Iowa Code section 22.7(5), two (2) pages were withheld pursuant to Iowa Code section 22.7(18), one (1) page was withheld pursuant to Iowa Code section 904.602(2), and (17) pages were withheld pursuant to Iowa Code section 904(2)(c). There was a charge of $44.90 for review time and copies.