CHEYENNE — Gov. Dave Freudenthal's office said it was working to respond to a massive public records request filed by the Wyoming Republican Party.
In a news release Tuesday, Freudenthal said he had "directed all state agencies and organizations to comply" with the requests.
In separate letters to the governor's office, the state Aeronautics Division and the state auditor's office, the party requested:
—any and all documents related to the governor's use of state airplanes;
—any and all documents pertaining to business between state agencies and the law firms of Davis & Cannon and Freudenthal, Salzburg & Bonds, which respectively employ the governor's wife, Nancy Freudenthal, and brother, Steve Freudenthal; and
—documents related to lobbying activities of Nancy and Steve Freudenthal, as well as other documents.
Wyoming GOP Chairman Drake Hill said that in an election year it was important that the public know what its government is doing.
In his reply to the Republican Party, the governor's attorney, Peter C. Maxwell, said the request could potentially cover tens of thousands of documents from some 170 state agencies, boards, commissions and departments over the past 3 1/2 years.