ACLU Requests Fallin Records Access

Mar 27, 2013

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The American Civil Liberties Union of Oklahoma is demanding Gov. Mary Fallin's office provide access to records surrounding her decision to reject the expansion of Medicaid in Oklahoma or face legal action.

The ACLU in Oklahoma has requested the information on behalf of its client, The Lost Ogle, a local news and entertainment website.

In a letter this week to the governor's general counsel, Steve Mullins, the ACLU says the governor's office is violating the state's Open Records Act by not providing access to the records, resulting in a ``shattered public trust and a smokescreen of privacy.''

Fallin spokesman Alex Weintz says the governor's office is processing the request for tens of thousands of documents and hopes to release the documents soon.