The Road To Massachusetts Public Records Reform
Fortunately, if there’s anything fighting for transparency in Massachusetts teaches you, it’s how not to take “can we deal with this later?” as an answer.
Beacon Hill lawmakers continue to talk transparency and new ways of regulating access to public records. This time around, Representative Antonio Cabral has proposed a new bill, H. 2676, that would take a multifaceted approach at strengthening records law.
Bay state officials have once again failed at creating recommendations for the state’s restrictive public records law.
While the 2016 reforms to Massachusetts Public Records Law brought some key changes, such as a cap on copying fees and agency response times, Bay State requesters can still face hefty financial barriers to getting their records.