Monday, May 02, 2011

Governor Ruled Exempt from Public Records Law

Massachusetts governors since Mitt Romney have insisted that they are exempt from the state's public records law. Now, the office that is charged with enforcement of that law, the office of Secretary of State William F. Galvin, has issued a ruling agreeing with them.

Colman Herman has the details in CommonWealth Magazine.

As Herman points out, the law already exempts the legislature and the judicial branch. Add the governor and you get a pretty watered-down version of transparency here in the Bay State.

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