Massachusetts senator seeks to strengthen public records law

Seeking to strengthen the state’s public records law to provide increased public access to government information, Massachusetts Senate Minority Leader Bruce Tarr has filed a number of amendments to the public records legislation released last week by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.

The bill is expected to be taken up in the Senate formal session on Feb. 4.

“Civic engagement and the strength of our democracy depend on the public availability and accessibility of information that can foster understanding, inform decisions and empower oversight,” said Tarr in a statement issued Monday night. “Passing strong, workable and practical legislation to modernize and strengthen our public records law is and should be a legislative priority.” Continue…