LAWMAKERS EMBARK ON EXAMINATION OF THEIR PUBLIC RECORDS EXEMPTION
By Katie Lannan
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, FEB. 13, 2017....A group of lawmakers studying whether to extend the state public records law to cover themselves and their colleagues kicked off its work Tuesday, an effort they said would primarily involve listening to the public.
Chaired by Rep. Jennifer Benson Lunenburg and Sen. Walter Timilty of Milton, the commission plans to meet next in March and invite organizations including Common Cause, the American Civil Liberties Union of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Newspaper Publishers Association, the Massachusetts Town Clerks Association, and the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation to testify.
"We're really here to listen and take in all of the input from the stakeholders, both outlined in the legislation and the public, and see where that leads us," Benson said after the meeting. "This is, I think, a publicly led effort."
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