Changes proposed to Maine’s FOI law

The conservative government watchdog group Maine Heritage Policy Center joined the Maine Civil Liberties Union for an outdoor press conference in celebration of Sunshine Week, a national initiative to emphasize transparent government and freedom of information. Other participants included the Maine Press Association and Republican and Democratic lawmakers.
“I don’t want the general public to ever get the impression that these bills are ‘media and press-related only,'” said Mike Lange, executive director of the Maine Press Association. “I think we have to realize that I have the same rights to go into my town office and ask for a copy of the town manager’s contract as my 85-year-old neighbor. This is a peoples’ bill.”
Ann Mostue covered the press conference for MPBN.