CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The state of Wyoming says employees have spent about 1,800 hours trying to comply with public records requests by schools Superintendent Cindy Hill and others.
Hill is seeking correspondence among employees in the Department of Education and governor's office. She filed a lawsuit after the governor's office balked at her request.
Since then, the state has been pouring over the records Hill and another private citizen are seeking separately and turning over some records to Hill.
Attorneys for the state recently provided a status report in Hill's lawsuit on their work. They say at least 22 employees in five different agencies have been working on the public records requests.
Bruce Moats, Hill's attorney, says the state is still withholding records that the governor's office considers privileged.
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