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Maryland Public Information Act

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  • Our say: State moves toward transparent government

    Last week, promising to sign the first major reform of Maryland's Public Information Act in 45 years, Gov. Larry Hogan called the measure "a step in the right direction." It is indeed. And the ultimate beneficiaries will be ordinary Marylanders trying to get a look at information their government has used their tax money to gather.
  • Hogan to sign legislation on body cameras

    Hogan to sign legislation on body cameras
    Gov. Larry Hogan pledged Thursday to sign legislation that would legalize body cameras for police officer. House Bill 533 passed the General Assembly and, if signed, would make law enforcement use of the body cameras lawful under certain circumstances....

    A look at bills that passed the Maryland General Assembly

    The Maryland General Assembly is scheduled to adjourn its 90-day legislation session at midnight Monday. Here is a look at some of the legislation that has been passed so far: FRACKING MORATORIUM Permits to conduct hydraulic drilling for natural gas...

    Decades old information act gets 21st century update

    A bill to update Maryland's public information act is heading to the governor's desk. The General Assembly passed the measure on Monday in the waning hours of the 2015 session. Among the changes to the Maryland Public Information Act, which hasn't...

    Save the bay by improving Maryland's PIA

    Save the bay by improving Maryland's PIA
    Environmental advocates have been working to update Maryland's 45-year old Public Information Act through state legislation ("Senate OKs rewrite of public information law," March 24). There is certainly plenty of room for improvement — Maryland...