Tag Archives: transparency

Citzens Should Use Open Meeting Law

Benjamin Franklin is credited with once stating, “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” Though not initially perceived by many, the general public has always been the main watchdog of governmental action, activities and decision-making at all levels. It is the use of important civic mechanisms like the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law that helps keep state,…

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BHI co-hosts Africa talk on individualism, free markets with Atlas Network

You’re invited to join the Atlas Network for a talk and reception on bringing prosperity to Africa with Olumayowa Okediran. Wednesday, March 2nd
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m
The Langham Boston
250 Franklin Street
Boston, MA 02110 Heavy hors d’oeuvres and drinks provided. ​Host Committee: Andy Gunkler, Turbocam International
Warren Lammert, Granite Point Capital
William K. Wray Jr., Donoghue Barrett…

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Transparency and Accountability in the MA GOP

The fourth debate proved notable as the candidates actually debated on substantive issues and clearly separated themselves as establishment and full- or nearly-full platform conservatives. The moderators stayed in the background for the most part and even let Ben Carson hold the press accountable by explaining the lies they told about him, while giving Hillary a pass on the lies…

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A House of Cowards

Earlier today, the Massachusetts House started debating the FY15 Ways and Means Budget.  During the process there are over 1100 amendments to weed through.  It is going to be a long week, and Red Mass Group will be here for most of it.   To start off the week Mark Lombardo’s tax amendments are being “debated”, and each one of…

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Massachusetts should lead the nation in open government, not lag behind

(At this point, a “Gentleman’s C” would be a vast improvement – promoted by Paul R. Ferro) The Sunlight Foundation just released its legislative transparency report card as part of “Sunshine” week, a week dedicated to calling attention to the need for greater transparency in government. The Massachusetts Legislature received a failing grade for transparency and accessibility on its website.…

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