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Brock requests state settlement documents

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MONTPELIER, Vt. -

There's a flap over public documents in the race for Governor.

Republican Randy Brock filed a request asking the Shumlin administration to release documents related to legal settlements with current and former state workers who may have filed complaints about sexual harassment and misconduct.

Brock says he has heard about a number of settlements but will not say exactly what he is looking for. "There are a number of specifics -- I don't want to spread rumors -- the issue is this is public information. And it should be brought to light and in the event that public money is being used, the public ought to know how its money is being used," Brock said.

"This is not something the State of Vermont hides from the public. It is Vermont taxpayer money. And if there is a settlement with an employee because of whatever transpires, we feel very strongly that taxpayers should know how their dollars are being spent. We always comply with the law," Gov. Shumlin said.

Shumlin said his administration will turnover the documents Brock wants, but because there are so many, it likely won't happen until after the election.

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