Governor’s Attempt to Hide Records Foiled

John Washburn learned that the Texas governor’s office automatically destroys virtually all of its emails every seven days. A cynic might conclude that this policy is an attempt by the State to avoid the embarassment of open records disclosure required by law.

Mr. Washburn responded by writing a computer program that automatically requests emails every four days.

The Governor is not amused. We at The Open Records Project are greatly amused.
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