Maine transparency legislation

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Transparency legislation proposed in Maine.


Although not a legislative action, proponents of governmental transparency in Maine are accusing new Gov. Paul LePage of backtracking on transparency promises.[1]

LD 181 mandates the creation of an open government portal for state spending. Taxpayers would be able to view the amount, recipient, funding agency and description of each state expenditure in a timely manner on the website.


Maine Freedom of Access Act

LD 1353[2] "An Act Regarding Salary Information for Public Employees" sponsored by Senator Lisa Marraché seeks to forbid the release of salary information by name, and allow it only by position.[3]