This is why large, well-funded news organizations still matter.
The Boston Globe reports that it has won a favorable court ruling in its three-year quest to obtain the names of people who have received large financial settlements from the state.
The administration of Gov. Deval Patrick, no friend of the state’s public-records law, had fought the request from the beginning — its defiance of a ruling by Secretary of State Bill Galvin’s office led the Globe to sue — and the governor may yet file an appeal.
At issue: “the names of 89 individuals who received settlements of $10,000 or more between January 2005 and March 2010.”
That’s our money. Good for the Globe for pushing to find out who got it and why.