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Critics Say Maine Governor LePage Not Transparent
03/18/2014 04:49 PM ET  

Critics say revelations that members of Gov. Paul LePage's administration destroyed state documents and may have used text messages to evade the state's open records law suggest he's falling far short.

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) _ Maine Gov. Paul LePage pledged to make his administration one of the most transparent in the state's history when he ran for office.

But critics say recent revelations that members of his administration destroyed state documents and may have used text messages to evade the state's open records law suggest he's falling far short.

State officials admitted in a public hearing last week that the Maine's Centers for Disease Control destroyed documents related to the selection criteria for distributing $4.7 million in grants to community health organizations.

Administration officials say it's an isolated incident and does not reflect a lack of transparency.

Open government advocates say it raises concerns of a potentially larger problem while LePage's political opponents say it contradicts his promise of open government.


 

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