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Maine panel wary of boosting power of state ombudsman in document fights

NFOIC state affiliate Maine Freedom of Information Coalition  is helping to drive this effort:

Lawmakers are treading carefully as they consider a request to grant investigative and enforcement powers to the state official who mediates disputes over access to government records and meetings.

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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.

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