Worcester Telegram: Making government more ‘open’

“Changes proposed to toughen the penalties for violating the state‚Äôs Open Meeting Law could leave public officials facing stiff fines,” Worcester Telegram & Gazette reporter Gerard F. Russell writes about the MNPA’s bills. “Proponents say the changes would put teeth into the Open Meeting Law. Critics say the legislation would chill the desire of citizens to seek elective office or, for that matter, volunteer on government boards and commissions.”

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