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Debate to begin on records law update

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

By Heather Goldin Correspondent

BOSTON — The state Senate is scheduled to debate today what Acton Democratic Sen. Jamie Eldridge calls a “top priority” bill to change Massachusetts’ 40-year-old public records law.

“Unfortunately, there are some government officials and government agencies that are hiding information,” Eldridge said. “Often the only way to find out real motives of government officials is to be able to access public records or emails that provide insight to the general public, and to weigh in and have an opinion on this issue.”

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Law Enforcement Opposed To Legalizing Pot

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

By Dani Segelbaum Daily News Correspondent

Mendon Police Chief Ernest Horn doesn’t hold back when offering his opinion about a proposed state ballot question that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana.

“It is probably one of the worst decisions we would make as a state to legalize marijuana,” said Horn, the co-chairman of the Blackstone Valley Drug Taskforce, which covers all of southern Worcester County.

Horn’s concerns are echoed by fellow law enforcement officials and state lawmakers opposed to the plan to put the question to voters in November.

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