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
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
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
CC: Benjamin Clements, Chief Legal Counsel