A look at eight new governors we profiled in 2011 and where they are today on their open government promises
AP Photo by Robert F. Bukaty
Gov. Paul LePage speaks to reporters at the State House in Augusta, Maine. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington put LePage on its list of worst governors this year. criticizing him for trying to exempt working papers, memoranda, and legislative proposals from the public records law.
In the 2010 elections, a number of challengers made increasing government transparency a major issue in their campaigns. Of those who did not run on a transparency platform, several faced immediate questions about their commitment to open government once they took office.