Our executive director Carol Rose takes on opposition to long-overdue reforms to Massachusetts public records law, in the Boston Globe. She writes:
"Modest efforts to enhance transparency in Massachusetts government are running into a smokescreen of misinformation being put out by government bureaucrats who don’t want to fix our broken public records law.
"How broken is the law? It dates back to 1973—before the invention of most of today's digital technology—and now ranks as one of the worst in the nation.
"This much is clear: Massachusetts is ranked near the bottom nationwide on public records. The Center for Public Integrity gave us an “F” grade. The problem? The law—which hasn’t been meaningfully updated in over 40 years—has no enforcement mechanism."
You can read the whole piece here: Officials fear updates to Mass. public records law