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The Daily Record's Maryland state government blog

Md. panel says public officials’ use of emails may constitute a meeting (access required)

Public officials will have to reconsider how they use electronic communications in the wake of a new opinion from the state's Open Meeting Compliance Board. For more than 20 years electronic communications, such as emails and text messages, have been considered public documents but not subject to open meetings laws in Maryland, despite repeated warnings that ...

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