Our executive director Carol Rose urged the state Senate to vote in favor of a public records reform bill in an op-ed carried by several Massachusetts papers:

 

"Believers in open and transparent government are counting on the state Senate to come through in the clutch. Next week, the Senate plans to vote on a just-released public records reform bill.

That vote will give Massachusetts a once-in-a-generation opportunity to fix the law, and the time has come for a bold, heroic move. Our public records law hasn’t seen an update since 1973. It gets a failing “F” grade from good-government groups that compared us to other states. Our law is so weak that it needs a thorough overhaul."

You can read the full piece in the Fall River Herald News, Somerset Herald NewsMetroWest Daily News, North Attleboro Free Press and Taunton Daily Gazette.

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