Think of it as the Golden Raspberries but for government transparency, where the bad actors are actually going off script to deny the public the right to understand what business is being conducted on their behalf.
EXPECT DELAYS: IN MASS, WE NOW HAVE TO WAIT MONTHS FOR PUBLIC INFORMATION REQUESTS
The fact is that the update makes it easy and legal for agencies to delay for months and leaves it entirely possible that any agency or municipality can lawfully delay providing records indefinitely.
BROKEN RECORDS: THE GALL OF GALVIN
Secretary of the Commonwealth shames independents (but should instead be ashamed of himself)
STATE SECRETS: THERE AREN’T ANY PUBLIC RECORDS—ONLY RECORDS THE COMMONWEALTH HASN’T GOTTEN AROUND TO DECLARING EXEMPT YET
All things considered, the supervisor of records needs to be removed regardless of whether the current push for an update to the public records law passes.