Transparency and Accountability in Our Government

Massachusetts is the only state in the country that exempts all three branches of government from open meeting law. It’s only one of four states that exempt the Legislative branch from open meeting law. In particular, the House of Representatives has a very secretive and haphazard committee process.    In Senate-only committees, votes are postedContinue reading “Transparency and Accountability in Our Government”

We need more transparency and accountability in government

I am committed to good and effective government. This requires listening to all voices and giving everyone a seat at the table. Collaboration and engagement, robust debate and thoughtful planning have been hallmarks in my work as a city councilor and I will continue on that path as your state representative. Massachusetts is unique inContinue reading “We need more transparency and accountability in government”

We need more transparency and accountability in government

We need more transparency and accountability in government
I am committed to good and effective government. This requires listening to all voices and giving everyone a seat at the table. Collaboration and engagement, robust debate and thoughtful planning have been hallmarks in my work as a city councilor and I will continue on that path as your state representative.
Massachusetts is unique in that no other state in the nation exempts all three branches of government from the open meeting law. Recently, a special commission on public records dissolved after unsuccessful attempts to expand public records law. There must be some middle ground that allows for more transparency and citizen engagement. A healthy democracy depends on it.