CLT's FOIA letter to Governor Patrick on budget cuts

His Excellency Deval Patrick
Office of the Governor
State House, Room 360
Boston, Massachusetts 02133

  January 31, 2007

Dear Governor Patrick:

This is a request made under the Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552) and under The Massachusetts Public Records Law (M.G.L. Chapter 66, Section 10).

I formally request a copy of all reports submitted to Governor Deval Patrick relating to budget savings within their departments. Your request for this information was publicly announced in a statement released January 18, 2007 with the heading “GOVERNOR PATRICK, SECRETARY KIRWAN DIRECT DEPARTMENTS TO IDENTIFY SAVINGS.”

In order to help you determine my status for the purpose of assessing fees, you should know that I am an individual seeking information for a not for profit organization and not for a commercial use.
Pursuant to the guiding statutes, please respond to this request within 10 days of receipt. If you deny any or all of this request, please cite each specific exemption you feel justifies the refusal to release the information.

Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

  Barbara Anderson
Executive Director

CC: Benjamin Clements, Chief Legal Counsel


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