Governor Charlie Baker hasn’t taken a stance on the proposed updates to the state’s Public Records Law even though his aides have confirmed that he has voluntarily complied with any public records requests. Although the legislation’s sponsor has noted the significant benefits of the bill, others are skeptical on its implications. Lizzy Guyton, Baker’s spokesman, has not issued a statement in regards to whether the governor considers his office to be included in the Public Records Law.
Rob Bertsche states that the Public Records Law is applicable to any executive office within the Commonwealth and therefore, Governor Baker’s office is included since it is categorized as an executive office. For more information on the Public Records Law and its interpretations, continue reading here.