public records reform
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 MuckRock’s Beryl Lipton was there, and she live-tweeted the whole thing, withdrawn measures and all.
While the people of Massachusetts look toward public records reform, the cities and towns that represent them are fighting back against access.
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.
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.