public records

Min. Wage Hike
Min. Wage Hike
BOSTON (AP) - An increase in the minimum hourly wage and an overhaul of the state's public records law are the most notable laws taking effect in Massachusetts in the new year. The minimum wage moves from $10 to $11 an hour on Sunday, putting a bit more cash into the wallets of more than 400,000 workers...
Alien Criminals Go Free
Alien Criminals Go Free
Were you aware that criminals who were supposed to be deported back to where they came from were instead let free to commit new crimes including murder, rape and child molestation? Of course you weren't! That's because ICE, under the Obama Administration, maintain this kind of information is private and that the courts have ruled that the government cannot jail these wonderful folks indefinitely..
Public Records Law
Public Records Law
BOSTON (AP) _ The Massachusetts Senate has approved an overhaul of a public records law that critics have called among the most outdated and cumbersome in the nation. The bill passed on a 35-0 vote Thursday would establish new timetables for state agencies and municipalities to comply with public records requests...
Massachusetts SWAT Teams Tell ACLU They Are Private Corporations, Exempt From Public Records Law
Massachusetts SWAT Teams Tell ACLU They Are Private Corporations, Exempt From Public Records Law
The American Civil Liberties Union hit an interesting snag while trying to put together a nation-wide report on SWAT team usage. The Washington Post reports that the ACLU's Massachusetts chapter sent a number of public records requests to various SWAT teams across the state, many of which are run by regional law enforcement councils, and several of those councils responded that they are private co