open meeting http://wamc.org en MA Attorney General Wants to Toughen State’s Open Meeting Law http://wamc.org/post/ma-attorney-general-wants-toughen-state-s-open-meeting-law <p>Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley wants to toughen the state&rsquo;s open meeting law. WAMC&rsquo;s Paul Tuthill reports&hellip;</p><p>Coakley on Monday proposed a new regulation that would allow state and local governmental bodies to be punished if they act with &quot;deliberate ignorance&quot; of the law, which requires most meetings to be accessible to the public.</p><p>Under current regulations, public entities can be fined up to $1,000 for violating the law, but only if the violation is found to be intentional after a previous warning from a court or prosecutor.</p> Tue, 15 May 2012 12:22:30 +0000 Paul Tuthill 38989 at http://wamc.org MA Attorney General Wants to Toughen State’s Open Meeting Law