TAG | public records

Oct 28, 2009

MassINC Publishes Lawmakers Financial Records

Many government documents are designated “public” but are not easily available to the public. MassINC, publisher of CommonWealth magazine, has launched an initiative, Full Disclosure, to publish on its Web site a variety of state and local government records in order to make it easier for the public to see them. The first set of [...]

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Jun 11, 2007

Pretrieve: Free No More

I wrote in March 2005 about the public-records search engine Pretrieve. A major appeal of the site was that it was free. Go to Pretrieve today and the front page still describes the service as free — even highlighting the word free in red type — but it lies. Enter a query and you are rerouted to the paid search service Intelius, where it will cost you a minimum of $7.95 to see results. As far as I can tell, this change just took place within the past couple weeks. Sorry to see the demise of this useful free resource.

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