Members of media, others oppose bill to exempt governor’s ‘working papers’ from freedom of access laws

From Bangor Daily News:

Media members and others testified Thursday before a legislative committee in opposition to a proposal from the governor that would exempt all of his “working papers” from Maine’s Freedom of Access Act.

The bill, which was approved in December by a majority of the Legislature’s right-to-know advisory committee, essentially would grant Maine’s executive branch the same exemption that has been afforded to the legislative branch for more than 50 years.