Freedom of Information

Mar 8, 2012

Freedom of Information

  A bill making its way through the legislature proposes to exempt the governor's 'working papers' from freedom of information laws. We got an update on LD 1805 and learned about tools for accessing public records and getting information on elected officials and those seeking office.  

Host Irwin Gratz spoke with:

in studio guest Sig Schutz, Partner at Preti Flaherty, who represents the Maine Press Association and the press on First Amendment matters, libel and privacy law, state and federal sunshine laws, news gathering and related matters,

on the phone with Mark Horvit, Associate Professor at the University of Missouri School of Journalism; Executive Director, Investigative Reporters and Editors

and Mal Leary, Capitol News Service, speaking from Augusta.