Saturday, February 06, 2010

Maine legislature bills to close registry of deeds records

"There are two really bad bills being heard at the State House this week, both of which ask to exempt Maine's registries of deeds from the state's Freedom of Access Act.

These registries contain records from hundreds of years of commercial, public and private property transactions. And, since property taxes are the foundation on which Maine's public revenue rests, the public has a very keen right to know who buys which property from whom, for what consideration and, perhaps, what purpose."

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