On May 11, 2016, Vanessa Miller, of The Cedar Rapids Gazette, requested certain correspondence dated between January 1, 2016 and April 27, 2016, sent to or from the Office of the Governor regarding the filling of the vacancy on the Board of Regents left by Mary Andringa’s resignation. On May 25, 2016, our office provided a CD containing approximately 45 emails responsive to this request, as well as an additional 14 responsive documents in hard copy. No documents were withheld for this request. Redactions were made were necessary pursuant to IOWA CODE §§ 22.7(18) and 22.7(50).

On May 23, 2016, Chase Randall, of the Associated Press, requested certain correspondence sent from First Lady Christine Branstad regarding soliciting contributions to any charitable organizations. On May 23, 2016, our office provided a response to this open records request. The Office of the Governor had no documents responsive to this request.