3/28/16 – By Derek Poludniak
Politicians are private citizens. That’s according to Governor Greg Abbott, who is pulling every excuse out of the book to keep his emails from being released in accordance with Texas’ open records laws.
Texas has some of the most lenient open records laws in the country. With few exceptions, anyone can request the emails of elected officials and they must obey. The amount of information the public has a right to know varies on the public official’s willingness to comply.