Joint Committee Supports Reforming State Public Records Law, Add Penalties for Officials Who Refuse to Release Public Records

March 16, 2014 The days of public officials refusing to comply with the state’s public records law are almost over. So says State Senator Kathleen O’Connor Ives (D), Newburyport who told the Valley Patriot on Wednesday that a Massachusetts joint House and Senate Committee on Public Administration has given a favorable recommendation to House Bill H2846, an […]

Senator Eldridge Champions Public Accountability in Records Law

  By: Tom Duggan – January 2013 With several Valley Legislators filing legislation to reform the state’s public records law in response to The City of Lawrence’s refusal to turn over public document to The Valley Patriot, Senator Jamie Eldridge of the Middlesex Worcester District has filed his own bill to ensure members of the […]