By Colman Herman, contributing writer, CommonWealth magazine Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick talks a good game when it comes to the need for transparency in government, but the reality is that he does a lot of things to limit access to information. Here are some recent examples. I asked the governor’s office to allow me to [...]
By Laura Crimaldi, board member, New England First Amendment Coalition If you’ve visited the official Bay State website recently, you’ve probably seen a new section prominently displayed on the home page called “Massachusetts Transparency.”
By Laura Crimaldi, board member, New England First Amendment Coalition Is another shoe about to drop in Barnstable County where the sheriff’s office is on the defense after hiring anti-patronage crusader Jeff Perry to the long-vacant position of “special sheriff”?
By Glen Johnson, reporter, Boston, Mass. bureau, Associated Press When we learned that Gov. Deval Patrick, Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray and the Massachusetts Democratic Party received maximum campaign donations from Robert and Myra Kraft as the state was considering using federal stimulus money to build a pedestrian bridge near the home of the New England [...]