NAFUSA Director Hal Hardin was quoted in the February 27, 2015, issue of the International Business Times. The article, “Amid Federal Corruption Probe, Andrew Cuomo Administration Purges State Government Emails”, discusses the reported mass purging of email records by the Cuomo administration. The IBTimes interviewed a number of former prosecutors and open-government advocates.
“The government belongs to the people and the government has to be transparent,” said Hal Hardin, a former judge and U.S. Attorney who famously investigated Gov. Ray Blanton of Tennessee. “Citizens ought to be able to know what our government is doing. The average email generated by a government owned by the people should be available to the people.”