In First Direct Message to State Workers, Gov. Kate Brown Lauds DAS Dissenters

State workers who refused to delete Kitzhaber emails "responded correctly."

Gov. Kate Brown today sent her first written message to all state employees. In that message, Brown talked about the importance of transparency and lauded Department of Administrative Services employees who refused a Feb. 5 request from former Gov. John Kitzhaber's assistant to delete thousands of Kitzhaber's emails from state servers.

What Brown's message means for an ongoing Oregon State Police investigation into how the emails Kitzhaber wanted to delete got to WW is unclear.

Here's the message Brown sent at 2:42 this afternoon: