Carol Rose: Looking for a hero on public records
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."