Gov. Matt Blunt has decided to create a permanent e-mail message retention system for state government that he says goes beyond legal requirements. Blunt said Thursday that every e-mail message in all of state government should be retained automatically and permanently, and be open for public inspection, except where "legal and privacy concerns apply."
The announcement comes as Blunt has come under scrutiny in recent weeks after disclosing that employees in his administration delete certain internal office e-mail messages.
The release from the Governor's office can be read HERE.