Accessible State Government
Beacon Hill continues to be behind the times when it comes to keeping residents informed. The Massachusetts legislature continues to expect every community to abide by the Open Meeting Law, however it won’t hold itself to the same standard. Massachusetts legislators also refuse to release how they voted in various legislative committees. Additionally, the legislature again exempts itself from the public records law while expecting all cities and towns to follow it. Legislators also meet privately in executive session to discuss important priorities of the Commonwealth, such as the budget. Leadership must come from the top down, as your State Rep. I will seek a change in statehouse culture. I would be committed to keeping you informed of all of my actions on Beacon Hill. I am also in favor of same day voter registration that allows citizens to register to vote at the polls on election day.