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

In a flurry of activity to meet Monday’s deadline for bills sent to the Senate for action, the House of Delegates passed over 210 bills since Friday, most of them with unanimous or near unanimous votes.

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

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In a flurry of activity to meet Monday’s deadline for bills sent to the Senate for action, the House of Delegates passed over 210 bills since Friday, most of them with unanimous or near unanimous votes.

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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

Commentary: More NSA disclosures cause loss of trust

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Gen. Keith Alexander “Who will guard the guards themselves?” is a Roman saying at least 1,800 years old. Who will protect us from those who are supposed to protect

Foundation aims to improve Maryland legislative website

By Becca Heller Becca@MarylandReporter.com Home page of the legislature’s website. To better understand the state’s challenges to political transparency, the OpenGov Foundation and MarylandReporter.com teamed up to lead a small focus group

Maryland legal code gets user-friendly online makeover

By Becca Heller Becca@MarylandReporter.com The OpenGov Foundation just released MarylandCode.org, a user-friendly, searchable and downloadable publication of the Maryland Code of law. The project unpacks the dense, inaccessible code on the

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