DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware Gov. Jack Markell is refusing to disclose a personal email address he often uses for state business, while acknowledging in response to a lawmaker's FOIA request that it is one of the "worst-kept secrets" in state government.
In a letter last week to Rep. John Kowalko, Markell's legal counsel, Andrew Lippstone, said Markell uses three state email accounts, including firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
But Lippstone refused to provide the third email address, firstname.lastname@example.org, despite noting that reporters often refer to it in FOIA requests, and that "it is among the worst-kept secrets in state government."
Kowalko fired off an angry response to Lippstone this week. He says he will press the governor's office for emails sent to the secret account and will appeal to the attorney general's office if necessary.