Nixon: E-mails Are Public Records

1 decade 1 year 7 months ago Wednesday, September 19 2007 Sep 19, 2007 Wednesday, September 19, 2007 4:41:36 AM CDT September 19, 2007 in News
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JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Attorney General Jay Nixon's office says government e-mails are public records and must be preserved. That's a contrast to the position of Governor Blunt's staff members, who delete some e-mails they do not consider public records. Nixon's lead Sunshine Law attorney is James Klahr. He has sent a message to Missouri media emphasizing, "There should be no debate, e-mail communications are public records." A provision of state law says many correspondences and inter office memos from state officials must be saved for up to three years. Although Blunt's office is not routinely saving e-mails, some other statewide officials are doing so.

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