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Joint Committee on Transparency and Open Government

Nov 8, 2011

Timely government info will now cost $190

Instead of a service that was once free, Maryland citizens and businesses will now have to pay a $190 annual subscription fee to the Secretary of State’s office if they wish to access the most timely government information published by the Maryland Register. Updates to current and proposed state regulations, hearing notices, executive and legal […]

Oct 6, 2011

Open government committee named in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland General Assembly has a new committee on open government. The presiding officers of the Legislature announced members of the Joint Committee on Transparency and Open Government on Thursday. Sen. Bill Ferguson, D-Baltimore, and House Majority Leader Kumar Barve, D-Montgomery, will co-chair the panel. The committee will make recommendations on how to […]

May 26, 2011

Week in Review – 5/27/2011

Inner Harbor makeover Sweeping redevelopment plans for the Inner Harbor — including a $900 million multiplex for a new arena, hotel and expanded convention center, waterfront attractions and a new look for Rash Field — were unveiled Wednesday by the Greater Baltimore Committee. Whole Foods, small farms For a $25 weekly subscription fee, Whole Foods customers […]

May 23, 2011

Panel created to improve state government transparency

Gov. Martin O’Malley has signed legislation creating a Joint Committee on Transparency and Open Government that specifically notes that “Maryland’s overall rankings on government transparency by prominent national organizations continues to lag behind other states.” Del. Heather Mizeur, the lead sponsor of the bill that attracted 37 co-sponsors — including 10 Republicans — hopes to [&h[...]

Apr 20, 2011

Md. makes strides towards government transparency

Maryland made strides toward getting more of its government information easily accessible to the public during the last General Assembly session, but transparency advocates say there is still a long way for the state to go. “There is always room to improve the transparency of government,” said Jack Murphy, executive director of the Maryland-Delaware-DC Press […]

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