Freshly unsealed records from the Gov. Jim Douglas administration provide insider details about state government and Vermont businesses — if you know where to look.
Records from previous governors had carried private margin notes, sometimes written hastily in opposition or complaint.
"You'll find none of that from me," said Douglas, on a visit to the Vermont State Archives in Middlesex with the Burlington Free Press. He said he made complaints in person rather than leaving documentation.
Almost all of Douglas' records, even staff emails, are printed out and stored in cardboard boxes, rather than digital files. Douglas said he didn't even use an email account as governor, following former Gov. Howard Dean's advice.