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In 1998, the Maine State Legislature enacted the InforME Electronic Access to Public Information Act, which called for the creation of a public/private long-term partnership to build a portal network to public information. The network is operated with oversight by the InforME Board, comprised of public and private members, who set policy and approve fees for InforME services.
The Information Resource of Maine is a self-supporting and cost effective portal that provides and enhances access to public information and eGovernment services. InforME recognizes the right of citizens to access public information while respecting the laws that protect privacy and confidentiality.
The Information Resource of Maine is the preeminent source for electronic access to public information and the online transaction of public business. The vision of InforME encompasses:
InforME operates through a public-private partnership model. The private partner, Maine Information Network (formerly New England Interactive), entered into a long term $0 contract with the State on April 15, 1999. Funding for the network comes from transaction and subscription fees associated with the eGovernment services created and managed by the network. InforME’s legislation prohibits any additional convenience fees in excess of existing statutory fees. Therefore most of the eCommerce services created by the network are funded by the agency dedicating a portion of the existing fee to the network for those transactions that pass through the InforME portal.
The partnership model offers a "win" to all involved – government, business, citizens, and InforME. What’s more, revenue provided by value-added services funds the development of additional free information and services to benefit Maine’s citizens and businesses.
Not all projects create an opportunity for revenue sharing between InforME and its government information partners. As a Preferred Vendor for IT Services for the State of Maine, Maine Information Network is also available to contract with state agencies for website design and application development projects for a fixed fee or at hourly rates.
About Maine Information Network
The State's private partner, Maine Information Network (MIN), is a Maine company specializing in eGovernment services.
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