AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) - The Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives has released the results of a Freedom of Access Act (FOAA) request.
Earlier this week, House Democrats issued the request, asking for documentation in the process Republicans went through when they decided not to reconvene to address Governor LePage's vetoes of parts of the supplemental budget.
Speaker of the House Robert Nutting released that information Friday.
Nutting says his office conducted an anonymous poll finding 53 lawmakers voted against reconvening and 21 voted for it. Four legislators could not be reached. The office also polled one Independent representative.
Nutting says this is the first time since he's been in the legislature that the minority office has served the Speaker's office with a FOAA request.
He says the request was nothing more than political posturing. He adds, "The Legislature will reconvene on May 15; and I hope that the Democrats will put aside the gamesmanship and move forward with the legislative business at hand."