A proposed tweak to the regulations governing access to public records in Massachusetts could mean more fees for journalists and others who regularly request government records
“If Massachusetts agencies could skirt the public records law by characterizing the receipt of documents as a loan, that would have been [an] invitation to a substantial amount of mischief.”
"Now more than ever, family members and the wider community must have access to all public records when officers are investigated for misconduct—especially when they are cleared of wrongdoing.”
A rare win on the public records front in Mass
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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