Sunshine Spotlight: Massachusetts

We'll be shining a light on your Bay State public records struggle! Trouble getting meeting minutes from your city council? Are your local police refusing to release logs or other public information? Whatever your public records struggle, we want to hear about it!

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Massachusetts committee dissolved after unsuccessful attempts to expand public records law

Massachusetts committee dissolved after unsuccessful attempts to expand public records law

Bay state officials have once again failed at creating recommendations for the state’s restrictive public records law.

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In Massachusetts, quasi-government entities face blurred lines in transparency and oversight

In Massachusetts, quasi-government entities face blurred lines in transparency and oversight

Taxpayer funds are a key part in sustaining public services and our overall government. Our democracy is responsible for government oversight and ensuring the process of checks and balances works. But with some entities operating in both the public and private sectors, many quasi-government entities opt for the secrecy afforded to private companies.

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For first time in state's history, Massachusetts Attorney General sues agencies for not complying with public records law

For first time in state’s history, Massachusetts Attorney General sues agencies for not complying with public records law

After a two-year legal battle, a Suffolk County District Judge has ordered three District Attorneys in Massachusetts to release records to The Boston Globe following a lawsuit spearheaded by the state’s Attorney General, Maura Healey. This is the first time the state AG has sued another agency for failing to release records.

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