"I was looking forward to sharing this event with my friends interested in confronting gun violence... but then I noticed the lack of representation for Black and Brown communities that are most disproportionately impacted by this crises and neglected in our policy responses."
That’s what’s happening with all three agencies in this case, with each one putting their own unique spin on how to circumvent the rules.
What’s less known is that here in Massachusetts, our feeble public records law is helping to bolster these efforts by obscuring the process through which local officials share information with US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
Corporate attack on workers rights and a corporate-style attack on UMB by UMA
If there’s one thing I think people should do every day, it’s read the business press. Because that’s where you see how the world runs. A world that naturally includes Massachusetts.
Airlines sue Mass over sick time law
Case in point, Airlines ...
With a little help from its friends, the “regulators” at the Department of Public Utilities
It is perhaps understandable that one of the most important Massachusetts news stories of the year was buried in the avalanche of reports coming out of Washington last week. But Eversource Energy, a large investor-owned utility serving much of Connecticut, ...
I’ve recently run into back-to-back critical failures that threaten the ability of requesters, be they media or private citizens, to even obtain records at all, let alone obtain them in a timely manner.
A rare win on the public records front in Mass
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.
Will Women’s March leaders help build a democracy movement or just put the Dems back in power?
While differences in experience, race, gender, and class separated the speakers, as well as the people marching in Boston, the emerging call was for people to vault their differences and show up for each other.