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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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MuckRock is launching a project to explore the "Secret Scandals of the Trump Administration"

MuckRock is launching a project to explore the “Secret Scandals of the Trump Administration”

We’re excited to announce that MuckRock is relaunching our Trump-focused FOIA project, rebranding it as “The Secret Scandals of the Trump Administration.” We’ll focus on the administration’s lesser known, but no less dangerous actions, which all too often escape media scrutiny.

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This Giving Tuesday, support transparency with a gift that goes twice as far

This Giving Tuesday, support transparency with a gift that goes twice as far

Today is Giving Tuesday, a chance for you to support transparency and accountability that spans all 50 states while helping tens of thousands of requesters. From now until December 31st, NewsMatch will match your new monthly donation 12x, or double your one-time gift.

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Law enforcement agencies among Massachusetts Public Records Law's biggest offenders

Law enforcement agencies among Massachusetts Public Records Law’s biggest offenders

The recently revamped Massachusetts public records law is still hailed as one of the worst in the country. Agencies have ten days to respond to public records request, but some agencies, especially law enforcement agencies, have trouble abiding by the law.

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Pittsburgh circuit judge rules city’s #AmazonHQ2 proposal as public record, demands its release

Pittsburgh circuit judge rules city’s #AmazonHQ2 proposal as public record, demands its release

Less than two months before the deadline Amazon gave itself to announce its second headquarters location, a Pittsburgh judge decided the city’s #AmazonHQ2 proposal documents are not “trade secrets” protected from FOIA requests - a common exemption claimed by cities nationwide that have denied to release bid documents.

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