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Maryland law seeks to make getting government documents easier

Photo illustration by Enokson By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com A wide range of nonprofit groups, including Common Cause and the newspaper association, are supporting a major reform of Maryland’s Public Information Act that will limit and standardize fees, close exemptions and […]

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Maryland law seeks to make getting government documents easier

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Photo illustration by Enokson By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com A wide range of nonprofit groups, including Common Cause and the newspaper association, are supporting a major reform of Maryland’s Public Information Act that will limit and standardize fees, close exemptions and […]

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Maryland Attorney General-elect Brian Frosh promises greater transparency

At victory celebration election night Nov. 4, Attorney General-elect Brian Frosh and Comptroller Peter Franchot on left. By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Incoming Attorney General Brian Frosh promised to be “a strong advocate

Journalists ask Obama to stop ‘politically driven suppression of news’ at federal agencies

The Society of Professional Journalists, the National Newspaper Association and 36 other journalism and open government groups sent a letter to President Obama Tuesday asking him to stop “politically

House sends hundreds of bills to Senate; public information, Common Core among topics

By MarylandReporter.com House of Delegates (MarylandReporter.com file photo) In a flurry of activity to meet Monday’s deadline for bills sent to the Senate for action, the House of Delegates passed over

Senators object to bill that would force most legislators to commute

By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf Jeremy@MarylandReporter.com Sen. Allan Kittleman Sen. Allan Kittleman’s colleagues on a Senate committee were clearly unhappy with his legislation that would force most of them to commute and no longer

Marylanders unhappy with information flow on laws, regs, taxes

By Meg Tully Meg@MarylandReporter.com Two thirds of voters are not satisfied with the information they get about Maryland laws, regulations and taxes, according to the results of a mobile phone survey

Legislative Watch website provides voting records for Assembly members

Maryland Legislative Watch Logo The website, Maryland Legislative Watch, has released newly aggregated voting records for each delegate and senator in the General Assembly. Previously, those votes were not available

Gansler proposes new inspector general to take ‘back room’ out of state spending

Attorney General Doug Gansler Attorney General Doug Gansler said the chilly cellar at the back of Harry Browne’s restaurant across the street from the State House epitomizes the kind of

Spending on state lobbying shifts from gambling to health care

State House at sunset. By Glynis Kazanjian Glynis@MarylandReporter.com Eight out of the 10 highest paid lobbyists in 2012 are on track to retain their titles in 2013, while business spending on lobbyists

Analysis: StateStat measures much, but delivers less than promised

By Charlie Hayward     Gov. Martin O’Malley talked to reporters about his delivery goals in December. StateStat is a substantial part of Maryland state government’s transparency enhancements relating to performance measurement. The

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