Confederate - Texas Gov

Ben Hudson filed this request with the Office of the Governor of Texas.
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From: Ben Hudson

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Texas Public Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

All communications (email, text, memos, or otherwise) either originating in or received by the Office of the Governor which contain the word "confederate." Please limit the search to the dates 1/1/2016 - 8/16/2017.

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 10 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Ben Hudson

From: Public Records

Dear Mr. Hudson:
The Office of the Governor ("OOG") is in the process of gathering the responsive information to the below public information request. A small amount of information in constituent communications contains dates of birth and confidential medical information. The OOG believes this information is confidential under section 552.101 of the Government Code and the doctrine of common-law privacy. Are you willing to exclude this small amount of information from your request? If so, we will redact the confidential information. If you do not wish to exclude, we will request a ruling from the Open Records Division of the Office of the Attorney General. I look forward to your response. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Johanna Meade, Legal Assistant
General Counsel Division
Office of the Governor

From: Ben Hudson

Johanna,

Thank you for the prompt response! I am willing to have the confidential information redacted.

Thank you,

Ben Hudson

From: Public Records

August 29, 2017

Ben Hudson

MuckRock

411 A Highland Ave

Somerville, MA 02144-2516

requests@muckrock.com<mailto:requests@muckrock.com>

VIA EMAIL ONLY

RE: OOG PIR # 17-304

Dear Mr. Hudson:

This email is in response to your public information request to the Office of the Governor ("OOG"), received by the OOG on August 16, 2017. A copy of your request follows this email.

The OOG has reviewed its files and located the attached information responsive to your request. The OOG has redacted private email addresses from the attached document pursuant to section 552.137 of the Government Code and the previous determination issued by the Office of the Attorney General in Open Records Decision No. 684 (2009).

The OOG asserts the remaining responsive information is excepted from required disclosure under the Public Information Act. The OOG has requested a ruling from the Open Records Division of the Office of the Attorney General pursuant to Government Code ยง 552.301. A copy of the OOG's arguments submitted to the Open Records Division is attached. If you have any questions, please contact me at 512-463-8454 or publicrecords@gov.texas.gov.

Sincerely,

Johanna Meade, Legal Assistant
General Counsel Division
Office of the Governor

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