"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.
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: