November 2016 Open Records Requests

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Open records information provided by the Office of the Governor in December 2016 On November 30, 2016, Russel Neiss requested certain public records relating to correspondence of Governor Branstad, Michael Bousselot, and Ted Stopulous concerning BDS, Senate File 2281, and House File 2331. On December 19, 2016, our office provided a response to this request. Our office provided a CD containing approximately 34 emails and an additional 50 pages in hard copy (front and back) responsive to this request. Redactions were made pursuant to law under Iowa Code On December 12, 2016, Spencer Woodman requested certain copies of public records related to Governor Branstad's email correspondence related to China. On December 19, 2016, our office informed the requester that no documents were found that were responsive to this request. On October 10, 2016, Robert Faturechi, of ProPublica, requested certain copies of public records related to correspondence involving Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds and her staff concerning the National Lieutenant Governor's Association. On November 18, 2016, our office provided a response to this request. Our office provided approximately 545 public records responsive to this request in electronic form, and another 731 pages of public records in hard copy. Redactions were made where required by law per IOWA CODE §§ 22.7(18); 22.7(38); and 22.7(50), and 20 public records were withheld as part of this request per IOWA CODE §§ 22.7(18). On October 26, 2016, Robijn van Giesen requested certain copies of public records related to Ashford University and Bridgeport Education. On November 3, 2016, our office provided a response to this request. Our office provided approximately 87 public records responsive to this request in electronic form, and another 146 pages of public records in hard copy. No documents were withheld as part of this request. Redactions were made where required by law per IOWA CODE §§ 22.7(18); 22.7(38); and 22.7(50). On November 7, 2016, Jesse Coleman, of GreenPeace USA, requested certain copies of public records related to Jack Dalrymple, the Office of the Governor of North Dakota, Dennis Daugaard, the Office of the Governor of South Dakota, and correspondence concerning Commanders Baumgartner, Henderson, and Mitchell. On November 27, 2016, our office provided a response to this request. Our office provided approximately 45 public records responsive to this request in electronic form. No documents were withheld, and no documents were redacted as part of this request.