Proposal would exempt Maine governor's "working papers" from Freedom of Access Act

Submitted by LDieringer on Mon, 12/12/2011 - 9:35am

From Bangor Daily News:

AUGUSTA, Maine — Members of the state’s right-to-know advisory committee on Thursday approved a proposal from the governor’s office that would exempt all of his “working papers” from the Freedom of Access Act, perhaps until the end of each legislative session.

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“This runs completely contrary to what the governor has said about transparency,” said Judy Meyer, managing editor of the Lewiston Sun Journal and co-chairman of the right-to-know committee. “It’s hypocritical.”