LePage’s handwritten notes show failings in Maine’s record retention law

Portland Press Herald

Sig Schutz is quoted in a Portland Press Herald article on the controversy of Maine Governor Paul LePage's handwritten notes and the public records law.

Excerpt:

These handwritten notes are on the governor’s stationery and they are dealing with public business,” said Sigmund Schutz, a board member of the New England First Amendment Coalition and an attorney who represents the Portland Press Herald in cases involving FOAA. “As a general matter, if they’re not real personal – a birthday card, something like that – and they’re responding to constituent inquiries or communications, they’re public records.”