From: Joanna MacKay
Subject: FW: New GRAMA Request - ALEC materials - August 7, 2014
Date: Fri Aug 08 16:03:40 MDT 2014



I have received a new GRAMA request relating to ALEC and the Dallas conference at the end of July.  You can see the request below.

As usual, I will do a search of your email and let you know of any records that I find. 

If you have any records outside of your email that could be responsive to this request, please let me know.





From: Nick Surgey []
Sent: Thursday, August 07, 2014 4:51 PM
To: Joanna MacKay
Cc: Nick Surgey
Subject: New GRAMA Request - ALEC materials - August 7, 2014


Ms. MacKay—

The following request is for records in the possession of all members of the Republican caucus and their staff.

With thanks,

Nick Surgey


Dear Senator-

Pursuant to the Utah open records act, I request access to and a copy of all records, including but not limited to emails, agendas, meeting packets, draft legislation, draft resolutions, handouts and other distributed materials, and correspondence, received at or otherwise pertaining to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) conference held in Dallas, Texas between July 30 and August 1, 2014.

The scope of this request includes but is not limited to any materials relating to the ALEC board of directors or other meetings or committees held during or alongside the ALEC conference in Dallas, including meetings of the ALEC-linked organization the Jeffersonian Project also known as the Jefferson Project, and of the American City County Exchange (ACCE).

The search for this request may be limited to records created, sent or received from June 1, 2014 to the present.

The scope of this request includes yourself, as well as all staff that report to you.

Please note that this request includes all emails sent or received on official state email accounts, as well as any other email accounts that have been used for official business.

The Progressive Inc. is a non-profit reporting organization, and the disclosure of the materials requested here would be in the public interest, greatly benefiting public understanding of the workings of government. As such a waiver of any fees is requested. If the waiver is not granted, we agree to pay any reasonable copying and postage fees of not more than $25. If the cost would be greater than this amount, please notify us.

If my request is denied in whole or part, I ask that you justify all deletions by reference to specific exemptions of the act.

Where possible, please provide these materials electronically, either by email or on cd/dvd.

If you have any questions, or if you would like to discuss what materials should be included, please do not hesitate to contact me by email at

Thank you for your assistance.


Nick Surgey
Director of Research
The Progressive Inc.
409 E. Main Street
Madison, WI 53703
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