Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Standard-Times calls for action on open meetings

An editorial in today's New Bedford Standard-Times calls for legislative action on a bill to reform the state's Open Meeting Law. The bill, crafted by Rep. Antonio F.D. Cabral, D-New Bedford, is based on a package of bills originally filed by the Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association, of which I am executive director. The editorial says:
"The primary beneficiary of the Cabral bill is the ordinary citizen who relies on open government to be sure that taxpayer money is well spent by elected and appointed officials. Citizens who would like to see this reform bill become law should contact their local legislator and Rep. DeLeo, the chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, to push for action this session."

1 comment:

theszak said...

Boston Finance Commission's chair Paul Minihane violated FOI public records principles by not disclosing minutes of the commission's public meetings.