(CNN) - The Alaska governor’s office is set to release more than 24,000 pages of records relating to Sarah Palin’s term as governor. Requests from media organizations for the documents stem as far back as the 2008 campaign.
Members of the media, including CNN, were informed Tuesday evening in an email from the governor’s office that the release would occur soon. The notification said some of the documents will be redacted and others will be withheld due to several legal privileges that are permissible under the state’s disclosure law, including attorney-client and some executive deliberations.
What will be made public are Palin’s emails dealing with state business—using both her official account as well as private accounts. After the media and others made freedom of information requests in 2008, a search was done “in an effort to capture everything in the state email system” that would comply with the request, Linda Perez, the administrative director for current Gov. Sean Parnell said. Then lawyers within the state Department of Law recommended what should be released and what should be withheld under state requirements, and the final decision was made by the governor’s offce, Perez said.
She said 2,275 pages are not being released.
The original requests for these papers came in 2008 shortly-after Palin was tapped to be Sen. John McCain’s running mate, and there was intense interest in her governorship, including several controversies related to her tenure.
Because of the volume of records and the number of copies that need to be made, the governor’s office hopes the documents will be released by next week.