Massachusetts (Lack of) Transparency

Our friends over at MassPIRG took advantage of last week’s “Sunshine Week” theme to give the Patrick Administration an “A-“ for state spending transparency.

Pioneer Institute has spent the last year looking at a another crucial aspect of transparency: public records laws. We asked about a variety of issues, from school performance to the state’s fated investment into Evergreen Solar through our partner, Muckrock. It’s been less than an A- experience.

In the infographic below (click to enlarge) produced by Muckrock, we detail how the Patrick Administration and other public entities have complied with the law. Check back for some specific examples over the next few days.