|Submitted||July 25, 2010|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the state Freedom of Information Act, G.L.M. c.4, €7, clause 26th, I hereby request the following records:
Any and all e-mails and related materials provided to the State House News Service and/or the Associated Press in response to Freedom of Information requests for e-mails regarding the proposed health insurance rate cap instituted April 1st, as referenced at the following URLs:
and including but not limited to e-mails from and to Barbara Anthony, a government employee serving as the undersecretary of consumer protection.
I also request the initial requests filed by the State House News Service and/or the Associated Press that lead to the e-mails release.
I agree to pay reasonable search and duplication fees for the processing of this request in an amount not to exceed $5.
In the event that fees do exceed $5, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, via e-mail attachment or CD-ROM.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as we believe this request is in the public interest, as suggested but not stipulated by the recommendations of the Massachusetts Supervisor of Public Records. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 10 business days, as the statute requires.
Filed via MuckRock.com
185 Beacon St. #3
Somerville, MA 02143
Daytime: (857) 488- 3081
Dear Mr. Morisy,
Thank you for your email regarding your request for certain records under the Freedom of Information Act. The Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation provides consumers with basic information about their rights and responsibilities.
Your request has been passed on to our General Counsel, Diane Lawton. If you have any question, you may contact her by phone at 617-973-8707.
I hope you find this information helpful.
Consumer Information Specialist
This is to acknowledge that we have received your public records request by e-mail of July 25, 2010, in which you request “any and all e-mails and related materials provided to the State House News Service and/or the Associated Press in response to Freedom of Information requests for e-mails regarding the proposed health insurance rate cap instituted April 1st.”
You will be notified as soon as possible of the results of our search and whether there is a cost associated with producing responsive records.
Diane L. Lawton
Diane L. Lawton
Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation
10 Park Plaza, Room 5170
Boston, MA 02116
Final response, in paper form. MuckRock.com is currently processing the documents for publication on the website, as the request was fulfilled with with about 300 pages of e-mails.