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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Governor Says Delete Emails; Attorney General Says "No"

OK, OK, this is a story from Missouri, not Washington state. Just trying to use a flashy headline to attract readers. Forgive us.

Here's the story about the Missouri Governor saying it's fine and dandy to delete emails.

Here's the story about the Missouri Attorney General saying it's illegal.

Here's the original og-blog posting about the wholesale deletion of email and why it's really terrible.

P.S. The Missouri situation illustrates that open government is a non-partisan issue. The anti-disclosure Missouri Governor is a Republican. The pro-disclosure Missouri Attorney General is a Democrat. Things seem to be the reverse in Washington state.