Open government group urges Delaware Governer Markell to respond to FOIA requests for “secret” emails

The head of a local open government group called on Governor Markell to respond to Freedom of Information Act requests for information about a "secret" state email account.

Delaware Coalition for Open Government president John Flaherty told WDEL News the Freedom of Information Act itself requires transparency on the part of elected officials conducting government business.

"It talks about that public business be performed in an open and public manner, and unless it's specifically excluded, public documents like emails are part of the public record, and they should be disclosed," said Flaherty. Continue>>>