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Wyoming Tribune Eagle: Potential Legal Action Against Wyoming State Auditor Over Records

January 29, 2018 09:01 AM
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Potential legal action against Wyoming State over records

By Joel Funk, Wyoming Tribune Eagle, Jan. 28, 2018
 
CHEYENNE – Legal action could be coming against the state of Wyoming as transparency organizations are demanding the auditor turn over state finance records.
 
On Thursday, a representative of American Transparency, branded as OpenTheBooks.com, and the Equality State Taxpayers’ Association delivered a letter to the office of Wyoming State Auditor Cynthia Cloud, signed by Cheyenne attorney Drake Hill of Hill Law Firm.
 
It calls on the elected auditor to comply with a request to turn over public records of state expenditures in 2016 – a request her office has denied up to this point
The auditor’s office claimed processing the records for public review would take years and disrupt addressing its statutory duties, according to Adam Andrzejewski, OpenTheBooks.com CEO. But he said the response smacks of lacking transparency on the auditor’s part.
 
"We hope the auditor provides a responsive record to our open records request without litigation," Andrzejewski said. "It shouldn’t take a search warrant or a subpoena to force open state checkbook expenditures in Wyoming."
 
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