Instead of improving enforcement, the Legislature decided to allow municipal agencies to grant themselves up to 25 business days to produce records
BROKEN RECORDS: THE PITTS ARE DEEPER THAN WE THOUGHT
In response to our recent column, Pittsfield police say they will not prevent future loss of evidence, while Berkshire DA calls his office’s failure to review evidence before a court date fair and ethical
BROKEN RECORDS: THE PITTS
Western Mass city loses police records, DA keeps failure secret
MASS CANNABIS UPDATE: WE COULD LOSE THIS
BIG LIES emerge against legal marijuana in Mass
WHERE’S MAURA? AG HEALEY SAYS ENFORCING THE PUBLIC RECORDS LAW IS A PRIORITY, BUT DOESN’T DO IT HERSELF
To be fair, it might be awkward for Healey to pursue violations given that her own office has trouble following the public records law.
THE SECRETARY OF SECRECY: A NEW COLUMN ABOUT PUBLIC RECORDS REFORM IN MASS, AND JUST IN TIME
There are a few possible solutions. One would be giving Galvin’s office more power to enforce the law. Another would be to streamline the process by eliminating Galvin’s role entirely and having the AG’s office handle the process from start to finish.
THE BARBARISM OF CHARTERISM: NEW YEAR, NEW THEATER IN THE WAR OVER CORPORATE ED REFORM IN MASS
If any of this seems odd, that’s because the education fight in Mass is hard to comprehend, if not impossible to understand for the casual observer—whether they have kids in public schools or not.
THE ELEDONKEY SHOW: A DISPATCH FROM THE BAY STATE’S PITIFUL POLITICAL AWARDS
Back at the event that good government forgot, the night ended with the patronizing presentation of the “Broken Glass Award."
SAFER SPACE FOR ALL: STOP STALLING TRANSGENDER PROTECTIONS IN MASS
Commonwealth lawmakers are more concerned with looking like a queer rights state than actually leading.
OVERDOSING ON STUPIDITY: POLITICAL IGNORANCE ON CANNABIS CONTINUES
To think that these are the people who are fighting for us on the front lines in the battle against the over-prescribing of opiates.