Lawrence, Mass. official seeks city councilor’s personal emails

From New England First Amendment Center:

Emails dealing with public business sent or received by public 
officials from their personal email accounts are public records, 
according to a ruling by the Massachusetts secretary of state.

Frank Bonet, personnel director for Lawrence, asked the city for 
copies of all emails related to city business that were sent or 
received by City Councilor Marc Laplante from his personal email 
account. When the city failed to respond, Bonet filed an appeal with Secretary 
of State William F. Galvin, who oversees the Massachusetts Public 
Records Law.