EDITORIAL: Massachusetts public records reform can’t wait

A final redraft of a long-in-the-works bill to improve access to public records in Massachusetts could be introduced to the House floor soon. It's about time.

People connected to the process are saying the bill’s language will provide timely access while taking into account agency and municipal concerns over aggressive deadlines and limits to recouping costs. A bill to satisfy all sides?

With final revisions drawn up out of the public’s view? The devil, as they say, is in the details. Continue…