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.
Massachusetts state representative seeks to enhance records law with new bill
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.
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.
Fee issues continue to block access to public records in Massachusetts
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.