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Kentucky AG Issues Opinion Against His Own Office In Open Records Act Violation

Posted at 12:19 PM, Apr 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-01 12:19:43-04

FRANKFORT, Ky. (LEX 18) – Attorney General Andy Beshear cited transparency in an Open Records Act violation against a unit of his own office.

The gubernatorial candidate posted a video to Facebook announcing his decision.

“So today, I’m finding a violation of the open records act against a unit of my own office. Because they too have to live up to that standard.  Our office of rate intervention is a group that fights to lower your electric bill…  Not long ago they were involved in an email exchange with a constituent that didn’t start out as an open records request. And in the middle of that exchange, there was a records request. Now, our folks didn’t recognize as a request under the open records law…but that doesn’t matter. At the end of the day, we strictly enforce this law so that you the people can always see what everyone is doing,” said Beshear.

Beshear is releasing an opinion on the incident that will be released later today. You can watch the video in its entirety below:

Kentucky's Open Records Act

Attorney General Andy Beshear with a message regarding Open Records decisions released today.

Posted by Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear on Monday, April 1, 2019