On Aug. 11, The 42 For Better Schools Campaign requested copies of any and all emails mentioning Initiative 42 or Initiative 42-A, the legislative alternative to Initiative 42. The campaign requested the communication to or between staff members and employees of the Office of the Speaker of the House and Office of the Lieutenant Governor.
Both Reeves and Gunn are opponents of Initiative 42.
While the law exempts the legislature from the Public Records Act, the campaign’s Communications Director Patsy Brumfield said although Lt. Gov. Reeves serves as president of the senate, he is not a member of the legislature.
The office of lieutenant governor is under the executive branch of state government.
Lt. Gov. Reeves’ spokeswoman Laura Hipp said the request was handled according to senate rules.