At the center of Gov. LePage's law enforcement-heavy plan to combat Maine's growing drug addiction problem: a shadowy government agency known as a "fusion center." Never heard of it? That's no surprise.

As this weekend's Press Herald story on fusion centers points out:

There’s no information available about its budget. The exact location of its offices is unclear. And public safety officials won’t disclose which state, federal or other law enforcement departments contribute to its staffing.

Even those who are charged with ensuring that the agency doesn’t dig too deeply into Mainers’ personal lives know very little about it.

The ACLU has long pushed for more oversight and accountability when it comes to fusion centers, and we won't stop now. Head on over to the Press Herald site to learn more.