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Rapublican Spokesman Wondering What's Taking So Long?

April 18, 2000
By: Kyle Elfrink
State Capital Bureau

A Republican spokesman is raising a ruckus about the governor's office refusing to provide travel records. Kyle Elfrink has the story from Jefferson City.

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Darryl Duwe says he is simply asking for the travel records of Governor Mel Carnahan from 1998 to 99. He made his original request last November and has yet to receive any response from Carnahan's office. This week he wrote another letter to the governor.

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Contents: DUWE SAYS THE OFFICE ORIGINALLY CLAIMED THEY LOST THE REQUEST. THEN AFTER FINDING IT THEY PROMISED A RESPONSE WITHIN 10 DAYS -- A RESPONSE DUWE IS STILL WAITING FOR.

The Governor's office has offered no official response to Duwe's most recent request. They say they hope to have an answer for him by Friday.

From the state capital, I'm Kyle Elfrink.

By: Kyle Elfrink

State Capital Bureau

For nearly 6 months, the governor's office has left requests for the governor's travel records to go unanswered. Kyle Elfrink has the story from Jefferson City.

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Darryl Duwe is a spokesman for the Republican party. He's been trying to obtain Governor Carnahan's travel records dating from late 1998 to late 1999. He's requesting the open records so that Missouri voters can take a look at Carnahan's travel expenses ...

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Contents: DUWE WANTS TO KNOW WHO'S FOOTING THE BILLS, THE GOAL OF THE TRIPS CARNAHAN TAKES, AND IF HE'S USING THE NEW STATE JET FOR HIS TRAVELS.

When asked for a response, the governor's office said that the requests came at a busy time for them. They hope to have the records for Duwe by Friday.

From the state capitol, I'm Kyle Elfrink.

By: Kyle Elfrink

State Capital Bureau

A Republican spokesman is accusing the governor's office of breaking Missouri's sunshine law. Kyle Elfrink has the story from Jefferson City.

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Darryl Duwe is asking for Governor Mel Carnahan's travel records during a 12-month span from October 1998 to November 1999. He made the request last November. Still waiting for a response, Duwe's wondering why the open records aren't being supplied ...

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Contents: DUWE IS QUESTIONING THE STRENGTH OF MISSOURI'S SUNSHINE LAWS.

Missouri's sunshine law says requests for open records must be answered within 10 days. The governor's office says they already supplied the records to John Ashcroft's campaign and will answer Duwe's request in the next few days.

From the state capitol, I'm Kyle Elfrink.