Thursday, February 08, 2007

Worcester Magazine on open meetings

In the cover story in the current issue of Worcester Magazine, Behind Closed Doors: How Politicians Work Around the Public's Right to Know, writer Scott Zoback does a great job of laying out politicians' increasing disregard of the state's open meeting law. He writes:
"While the days of making political decisions with a suitcase of cash and a pack of Cubans in the back of a bar may be behind us, the truth is that a large number of the decisions, negotiations and conversations that move forward political agendas in Central Massachusetts are done in private, behind closed doors."
I was among those interviewed for the article and Zoback talks about the open meeting reform bill filed by the Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association, of which I am executive director.

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