State Rep. Sean Lynn filed House Bill 269 on March 3rd. In the State of Delaware, all state employees are subject to the Freedom of Information Act with one exception: the General Assembly. Rep. Lynn’s bill would change that. Any email from a General Assembly legislator, whether they are in the House or the Senate, would be subject to FOIA. While this could certainly give Delaware more transparency, it would not allow for the FOIA treasure chest: cell phone texts. I would imagine a lot of what goes on in Delaware happens this way. But this is certainly a step in the right direction.
I would love to get a crack at State Rep. Earl Jaques and Senator Dave Sokola’s emails! That would be fun!