If you are seeing the same campaign mailers that I am, you probably know all you need to know about the Galvin-Zakim contest. Just kidding. The fliers I’ve seen so far are pretty bad.
For my money, this article by Maya Shaffer is much more to the point. https://digboston.com/unresponsive-the-massachusetts-public-records-law-fails-three-out-of-three-times/ It’s part an occasional series at the Weekly Dig about public records.
Maya Shaffer has been ” seeking records related to the deportation of a Boston Public Schools student.” Her article documents that public agencies in Massachusetts routinely ignore requests for records, and that the Secretary of State (as well as the AG’s office) doesn’t really bother to enforce the law.
If you care about deportations (that should be just about everyone on BMG), or just care about openness in government (anyone?) this is an important article.
Would Josh Zakim do a better job enforcing the state’s public records laws. I don’t know, maybe someone will ask him before September 4. I can’t tell from the campaign fliers.