Arkansas Republican Party official sues governor over rejected public records request

From The Republic: LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas — The executive director of the Arkansas Republican Party filed a lawsuit Monday seeking to force Democratic Gov. Mike Beebe to comply with her public records request for documents his office received from those seeking appointments to state boards or commissions.

Attorneys for Megan Tollett, the state GOP’s executive director, filed the lawsuit in Pulaski County Circuit Court. She contends that she submitted her request for the documents under the state’s Freedom of Information Act on Oct. 31 and was told the following day by Beebe’s office that her request had been denied.

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