|Submitted||July 16, 2014|
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To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to Montana's Constitution, Article II, § 9, I hereby request the following records:
The memorandum/executive order(s) issued by the Schweitzer Administration regarding reductions in state employee travel. Such an order was reportedly distributed in August 2009 and may have been sent by Schweitzer's chief of staff, Vivian Hammill.
I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.
In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I would request your response within ten (10) business days.
This was forwarded to Gretchen Bingman. Please contact her with any question or concerns. Thank you.
To Whom It May Concern:
I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on July 16, 2014. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed.
Thank you for your help.
As you will see from the email attached below and from the blue text here, my email sent Thursday, July 24, 2014, to the MuckRock email address was returned as undeliverable. I responded directly to Mr. Carter.
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From my Thursday, July 24, 2014 email:
Dear Mr. Carter,
After a thorough search of our available records, we did not find a memo or executive order such as you described in your request. My suggestion would be to contact the State Research Center<http://mhs.mt.gov/research.aspx> at the Montana Historical Society to see if such a record exists in their collections.
Project Facilitation Specialist
Department of Administration