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The Road To Massachusetts Public Records Reform

In 2015, the Massachusetts legislature seriously took on the issue of reforming its woefully inadequate public records laws for the first time since the early '70s. But change does not come easily to the Commonwealth, and open gov advocates found themselves faced with an up(Beacon)battle over even the mildest of fixes.

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@MA_Senate's #PublicRecords reform debate

@MA_Senate’s #PublicRecords reform debate

After months of hearings, editorials, and one very chilly rally on the State House, yesterday the long-awaited ‪Massachusetts‬ ‪Public Records‬ Reform bill passed the Senate with unanimous support. MuckRock’s Beryl Lipton was there, and she live-tweeted the whole thing, withdrawn measures and all.

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Massachusetts Municipal Association vs. the People

Massachusetts Municipal Association vs. the People

While the people of Massachusetts look toward public records reform, the cities and towns that represent them are fighting back against access.

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MuckRock's testimony for public records reform in Massachusetts

MuckRock’s testimony for public records reform in Massachusetts

MuckRock’s Shawn Musgrave testified today in support of two bills which would bring badly needed reform to the antiquated and toothless public records law in Massachusetts.

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With Massachusetts legislature back in session, a chance for public record reform in the Bay State

With Massachusetts legislature back in session, a chance for public record reform in the Bay State

Legislatures across the country reconvened this week, and in Massachusetts, where a new governor is also part of the package, a fresh attempt at access reform begins.

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Requester's Voice: Todd Wallack

Requester’s Voice: Todd Wallack

Todd Wallack is an investigative reporter for the Boston Globe. For this week’s Requester’s Voice, Wallack talks about his own strategies for submitting requests for data, prospects for FOIA reform and infatuation with privacy.

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