“Certainly we believe that conducting public business, even when using personal means of communication, is subject to public records law.”
—Commissioner of Administration Kristy Nichols, apparently trying to explain that the administration never, ever intended to conceal informatin from the public—no way, no how.
“Please be careful to send stuff from Kyle (π-yush Jindal communications director Kyle Plotkin) like what you just sent….only to my gmail. May have accidentally hit my state addy (address), but they (the governor’s office) are very particular.”
—Department of Health and Hospitals Secretary Bruce Greenstein health policy adviser Calder Lynch, directing a DHH employee not to use a state government email account. (No word if this was cleared through Kristy Nichols.)
“People use private accounts to hide things. If government business is conducted or information about it is sent or received on personal computers or through personal email accounts, that does not keep it from being the public’s business.”
—Kenneth Bunting, executive director of the National Freedom of Information Coalition at the University of Missouri.