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David Sirota filed this request with the Office of the Governor of Connecticut .
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From: David Sirota

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Connecticut Freedom of Information Act ("FOIA"), I hereby request the following records:

- All correspondence to or from employees of the Office of the Governor to or from email addresses from any of the following domain names: @cigna.com, @anthem.com or @rc.com

- All correspondence to or from employees of the Office of the Governor to or from email address theolearygroup@gmail.com

- All correspondence to or from employees of the Office of the Governor to or from email address theolearygroup@gmail.com

I hereby request such correspondence from the dates 2/1/15 to the present.

I also request that, if possible and pursuant to Conn. Gen. Stat. § 1-212(d), fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest and not made for commercial gain. The requested documents will be processed by a representative of the news media/press and made available to the public at MuckRock.com.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

Please search for responsive records regardless of format. I request the information in a machine-processable format, such as a spreadsheet (CSV or XLS) or word processor (TXT, DOC, DOCX) format. It can be provided by email, thumb drive, or CD. If it is unavailable in any other format, an OCRed PDF (i.e. searchable) will do.

If it is your position that any portion of the requested records is exempt from disclosure, I request that you provide it with a Vaughn Index/privilege log of those documents.

In the event some portions of the requested records are properly exempt from disclosure, please disclose any reasonably segregable non-exempt portions of the requested records. If it is your position that a document contains non-exempt segments, but that those non-exempt segments are so dispersed throughout the document as to make segregation impossible, please state what portion of the document is non-exempt, and how the material is dispersed throughout the document. If a request is denied in whole, please state specifically that it is not reasonable to segregate portions of the record for release.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

David Sirota
International Business Times
(646) 867-7155

From: Ayala, Nicole (OTG)

David,

This email is to acknowledge receipt of your freedom of information request dated March 23, 2016, and received by the General Counsel's office on April 12, 2016. We are in the process of collecting and reviewing what records within the Office of the Governor may be responsive to your request, and which exemptions to disclosure may be applicable, if any. When this review is complete, we will provide the appropriate response.

My contact information is below should you have any follow-up questions.

Best,

Nicole

Nicole E. Ayala
Associate General Counsel
Office of Governor Dannel P. Malloy
210 Capitol Avenue | Hartford, CT 06106
ph: (860) 524-7369 | fax: (860) 706-5743<tel:%28860%29%20706-5743>

Legal Notice: This electronic message communication may contain information that is confidential, legally privileged, or otherwise exempt from disclosure. This information is intended solely for the entity or the individual named above. If you are not the intended recipient of this transmission, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, dissemination, distribution, copying or taking of any action in reliance on the contents of this communication is strictly prohibited. If you have received this electronic message communication in error, please notify me immediately by telephone (860-524-7369) or by electronic mail (nicole.ayala@ct.gov<mailto:nicole.ayala@ct.gov>).

From: David Sirota

Nicole:

I just left you a phone message. I'm trying to get a status update on this open records request. Can you give me a call at your earliest convenience?

David Sirota
International Business Times

From: Ayala, Nicole (OTG)

Hi David,

I hope to have a full response to send to you today. Thank you for your patience!
Best,
Nicole

From: David Sirota

Thank you very much.

From: Ayala, Nicole (OTG)

Still working on it… I won’t leave the office tomorrow until I get you the documents. (Hopefully the fact that that is before a 3 day weekend means even more!)

From: David Sirota

Thank you. I really appreciate you getting them to me today. I'm working all weekend and am hoping to be able to review them then.

From: Ayala, Nicole (OTG)

David,

I am still awaiting responsive documents from a handful of colleagues, but in the meantime, I have the following documents to share with you. The first attachment is an email, the second is the letter which was attached to the first email, and the third attachment is an email.
Best,
Nicole

From: David Sirota

Thank you very much. I really appreciate your help -- and look forward to getting the rest.

From: David Sirota

Nicole:

Can you give me an update on when I can expect the rest of the documents you have? Thanks in advance for your help.

David Sirota
International Business Times
(646) 867-7100

From: Ayala, Nicole (OTG)

I think it will be Monday. We are currently in special session, and I am still waiting on responses from colleagues. Pulling teeth! Thanks for your patience and for checking in.

From: David Sirota

OK, thanks very much.

From: David Sirota

Just following up here...can you give me an estimated timetable? Thanks again for your work on this...

From: Ayala, Nicole (OTG)

I am waiting on one more response, and just today asked again to have it as soon as possible.

From: David Sirota

Any word on this?

From: Ayala, Nicole (OTG)

I have been promised Monday...
Sent from my iPhone

From: David Sirota

Nicole:

I saw that my other FOIAs are beginning to be processed by your office. That's great. I just wanted to check in on this one -- am eager to get whatever else you have and close up this request. When you have the rest of the stuff, please let me know.

D

From: David Sirota

Can you please give me an update on when this request can be fulfilled? We are coming up on the 3 month mark at this point. Thank you.

David Sirota
International Business Times

From: Ayala, Nicole (OTG)

Sorry- we’re having a technical difficulty with one last person’s documents that I need to review. We have our agency that handles IT working on it, and truly, as soon as I can access and review, I will get it to you.

From: Ayala, Nicole (OTG)

Hi David,

I was just provided with the last bit of information that I was waiting for. I still need to review the documents to determine what is responsive, but since it is all now within my possession, I can give you the assurance that I will have the final bit of this response to send to you on Monday morning. I have also started the processes for your other two requests, and anticipate being able to get you that information next week.

Thank you and have a nice weekend,
Nicole

From: David Sirota

Thank you very much for the update.

From: Ayala, Nicole (OTG)

David,

This email is a follow-up to your Freedom of Information request dated March 23, 2016, and received by the General Counsel’s office on April 12, 2016. Attached are documents responsive to your request. No costs are being assessed.

This is the final response to your Freedom of Information request, however, if additional responsive non-exempt documents are later discovered, we reserve the right to supplement our response.

Thank you for your patience!
Best,

Nicole

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