For the first time in decades, the Commonwealth has a new public records law. Here’s what you need to know…
Mass AG shows just how useless public info laws are, but change is possible
Group representing Mass municipalities wants local politicians to have the power to ban pot shops
It was a standard public information request … until the state set up a maze to block one intrepid reporter’s access to records
The year is 1993: Bill Clinton is president, his family has a cat named Socks—and for some weird reason, a company called Kaneko intends to publish a Super Nintendo game about the aforementioned feline saving the world from nuclear devastation.
The MBTA doesn’t want you to know how much it spends concealing evidence of police brutality
Drafting these regulations was an opportunity to clarify vague and troubling language, but Galvin’s office has failed to address several issues left by state lawmakers.
Top Dems make a show of pretending they might enforce the public records law
Secretary of the Commonwealth shames independents (but should instead be ashamed of himself)
Enforcement of the Massachusetts records law will never happen under Galvin and Healey