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Editorial: What Florida could teach Massachusetts

The Boston Globe editorial board urges improvements to Massachusetts ethics laws on financial disclosures.

The Sun Chronicle editorial: Finally, some good news from Beacon Hill

The Sun Chronicle's editorial team supports efforts to bring transparency to municipal governments.

Massachusetts Senate leaders making push to abolish term limits on chamber’s president

Geoff Foster talks about the importance of term limits in ensuring stable transitions of power.

Watchdogs: Massachusetts flunks when it comes to open records

“Transparency is really how we hold our government accountable, and it’s really most important to know how our money is being spent, and how the government laws are applied to individuals.”

Boston Herald: Critics blast closed-door Massachusetts state budget deliberations

Government watchdogs and political figures are calling the House budget process a “charade,” a “joke” and a “scam” after the legislative body finished up four days of deliberations, conducted mostly behind closed doors.

WBUR: Proposed Mass. Campaign Finance Regulations Could Lower Union Political Contributions

“It's about limits being the same for everyone,” said Pam Wilmot, executive director of Common Cause Massachusetts. “Public confidence is important, and everybody needs to play by the same rules.”

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