Office of the Governor - Nebraska - RGA Communication

Matt Kasper filed this request with the Office of the Governor - Nebraska of Nebraska.

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From: Matt Kasper

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Nebraska Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

I request access to and a copy of emails, scheduling records that contain the following keywords and email domains:

1. "Republican Governors Association"
2. "RGA"
3. "Republican Governors Public Policy Committee"
4. "RGPPC
5. "@rga.org"
6. "@rgppc.org"
7. "@eei.org"

The scope of this request includes Governor Pete Ricketts, the Governor’s scheduler Val Nickell, the Governor's administrative assistant Lana Gillming-Weber, the Governor’s Chief of Staff Matt Miltenberger, the Governor’s Director of Strategic Communications Taylor Gage.

The search for records may be limited to those sent and received between January 4, 2019 and June 18, 2019. Please exclude all press clips.

Please note that this request includes all emails sent and received on official state email accounts, as well as any other email accounts, including personal email accounts, that have been used for official business.

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

In the event that there are fees, 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 look forward to receiving your response to this request within 4 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Matt Kasper
Energy & Policy Institute
630-908-9615

From: Office of the Governor - Nebraska

Dear Matt,

Thank you for your email regarding a public records request. I will reach out to other staff and will get your request started.

Thanks,

Kim Braaten
Executive Assistant to Governor Pete Ricketts

Office of Governor Pete Ricketts
OFFICE 402-471-1960
kimberly.braaten@nebraska.gov<mailto:kimberly.braaten@nebraska.gov>
governor.nebraska.gov <http://www.governor.nebraska.gov/> | Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/GovernorPeteRicketts> | Twitter<https://twitter.com/GovRicketts>

From: Matt Kasper

Thank you, Kim. There is likely a request in your queue from me from January 2019 that Ryan Kopsa had been dealing with. That can be withdrawn since this new request is the same but is a longer timeframe: January 4, 2019 through June 18, 2019.

Thanks,
Matt

From: Office of the Governor - Nebraska

Thank you for letting me know. I will pass that information on to Ryan as well.

Kim Braaten
Executive Assistant to Governor Pete Ricketts

Office of Governor Pete Ricketts
OFFICE 402-471-1960
kimberly.braaten@nebraska.gov<mailto:kimberly.braaten@nebraska.gov>
governor.nebraska.gov <http://www.governor.nebraska.gov/> | Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/GovernorPeteRicketts> | Twitter<https://twitter.com/GovRicketts>

From: Office of the Governor - Nebraska

Good Morning Mr. Kasper,

I am writing in response to your public records request received in the Governor’s Office on June 18, 2019. Specifically you requested:

•Access to and a copy of emails, scheduling records that contain the following keywords and email domains:

1. "Republican Governors Association"
2. "RGA"
3. "Republican Governors Public Policy Committee"
4. "RGPPC
5. "@rga.org<mailto:%22RGPPC%0b5.%20%22@rga.org>"
6. "@rgppc.org"
7. "@eei.org"

The scope of this request includes Governor Pete Ricketts, the Governor’s scheduler Val Nickell, the Governor's administrative assistant Lana Gillming-Weber, the Governor’s Chief of Staff Matt Miltenberger, the Governor’s Director of Strategic Communications Taylor Gage.

The search for records may be limited to those sent and received between January 4, 2019 and June 18, 2019. Please exclude all press clips.

Please note that this request includes all emails sent and received on official state email accounts, as well as any other email accounts, including personal email accounts, that have been used for official business.

Following a good faith search of the Governor’s Office records, there are no records responsive to your request.

Sincerely,
Kim Braaten
Executive Assistant to Governor Pete Ricketts

Office of Governor Pete Ricketts
OFFICE 402-471-1960
kimberly.braaten@nebraska.gov<mailto:kimberly.braaten@nebraska.gov>
governor.nebraska.gov <http://www.governor.nebraska.gov/> | Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/GovernorPeteRicketts> | Twitter<https://twitter.com/GovRicketts>

From: Matt Kasper

Hi Kim,
Can you confirm that the following terms were used in the search for records?

1. "Republican Governors Association"
2. "RGA"
3. "Republican Governors Public Policy Committee"
4. "RGPPC
5. "@rga.org"
6. "@rgppc.org"
7. "@eei.org"

And can you confirm the search for records was for all emails, scheduling records between January 4, 2019 and June 18, 2019?

As you know, Gov. Pete Ricketts is the RGA Chairman so I'd like to confirm with you that there isn't any email sent or received from someone with an rga.org domain or used RGA, for example, in the text of an email correspondence with the individuals listed in my request during the 6+ month period of time.

Thank you,
Matt

From: Office of the Governor - Nebraska

Hi Matt,

Yes, those were the words used for the search.

Thanks,

Kim Braaten
Executive Assistant to Governor Pete Ricketts

Office of Governor Pete Ricketts
OFFICE 402-471-1960
kimberly.braaten@nebraska.gov<mailto:kimberly.braaten@nebraska.gov>
governor.nebraska.gov <http://www.governor.nebraska.gov/> | Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/GovernorPeteRicketts> | Twitter<https://twitter.com/GovRicketts>

From: Office of the Governor - Nebraska

Hi Matt,

Upon further searching, I realized I made a mistake with the search parameters of your request, and we are initiating a new search.

I am out of the office starting today at 5:00pm and will return July 8th, so will get the information sent to you by 7/10/19.

Sorry for any inconvenience.
Thanks,

From: Office of the Governor - Nebraska

Hi Matt,

I am still in the process of working on your public record request. I am going to have to ask for an extension due to staff being out of the office. I will have this complete by next Friday, July 19th.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Thanks,

Kim Braaten
Executive Assistant to Governor Pete Ricketts

Office of Governor Pete Ricketts
OFFICE 402-471-1960
kimberly.braaten@nebraska.gov<mailto:kimberly.braaten@nebraska.gov>
governor.nebraska.gov <http://www.governor.nebraska.gov/> | Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/GovernorPeteRicketts> | Twitter<https://twitter.com/GovRicketts>

From: Office of the Governor - Nebraska

A copy of documents responsive to the request.

From: Office of the Governor - Nebraska

Hi Matt,

These records have been mailed out to you today.

Thank you,

Kim Braaten
Executive Assistant to Governor Pete Ricketts

Office of Governor Pete Ricketts
OFFICE 402-471-1960
kimberly.braaten@nebraska.gov<mailto:kimberly.braaten@nebraska.gov>
governor.nebraska.gov <http://www.governor.nebraska.gov/> | Facebook<https://www.facebook.com/GovernorPeteRicketts> | Twitter<https://twitter.com/GovRicketts>

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