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Maryland Public Information Act

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  • Carroll commissioners to discuss ruling on release of email lists

    Carroll commissioners to discuss ruling on release of email lists
    Carroll County commissioners have lost their case against several media organizations and now must decide whether to comply with a judge's order to turn over email lists or appeal. The five commissioners plan to meet in closed session Thursday to...
  • Brown hosts influential guests in Redskins stadium skybox

    Brown hosts influential guests in Redskins stadium skybox
    As he runs for governor, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown has hosted politically influential guests — including lobbyists, campaign contributors and union leaders — in the state's skybox at the Redskins' stadium, records show. Brown's guests during...
  • Who's in O'Malley's skybox? Politicians, businessmen, TV stars

    Who's in O'Malley's skybox? Politicians, businessmen, TV stars
    Like Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Gov. Martin O’Malley has surrounded himself with top Democrats in his skybox at Ravens stadium over the past year. But the governor also has displayed a penchant for entertaining television stars — mixing...
  • How much did Baltimore spend on Grand Prix staffing?

    How much did Baltimore spend on Grand Prix staffing?
    During its three-year run, Baltimore's Grand Prix IndyCar race cost the city about $1.4 million in increased staffing, overtime and related expenses. City officials disclosed the staffing costs in response to a Maryland Public Information Act request...
  • Baltimore dock union facing takeover amid contract talks

    Baltimore dock union facing takeover amid contract talks
    After an investigation that revealed missing money and questionable financial practices, officials of a national longshoremen's union are considering seizing control of a Baltimore chapter — a move that could complicate contract negotiations at...
  • Open Data Policy called step forward for Md. transparency

    Open Data Policy called step forward for Md. transparency
    Maryland was recently ranked 46th in the nation for transparency, but a new law could put the state ahead with a policy requiring that data be made more easily accessible to the public. Though officials post a good deal of public information on Maryland'...
  • Global effects of Baltimore port strike at center of local contract talks

    Global effects of Baltimore port strike at center of local contract talks
    When a three-day strike by local longshoremen forced the 718-foot CCNI Antofagasta to sail out of the port of Baltimore without unloading its container cargo, the effects rippled across the country and overseas. Several shipping lines scrambled to...
  • Baltimore, merchants seek relief for a beleaguered Lexington Market

    Baltimore, merchants seek relief for a beleaguered Lexington Market
    The pill peddlers were busy on Eutaw Street. Up and down the sidewalk they shuffled, hawking a variety of goods — methadone, the anxiety drug Xanax and other prescription medications — in a street code repeated over and over. "Bukes and...
  • Judge dismisses case against county, and Leopold, in 'dossier' lawsuit

    Judge dismisses case against county, and Leopold, in 'dossier' lawsuit
    An Anne Arundel County Circuit Court judge ruled Friday against the ACLU and several individuals who alleged former County Executive John R. Leopold and the police kept files on them in violation of public information laws. Eleven individuals —...
  • Proposed public information oversight board called 'important reform'

    Government watchdog group Common Cause Maryland and other transparency advocates say they're enthusiastic about proposed legislation in the General Assembly that would create a panel to oversee public information. Baltimore Del. Jill P. Carter's bill...
  • Public information oversight bill called 'important reform'

    Public information oversight bill called 'important reform'
    Government watchdog group Common Cause Maryland and other transparency advocates say they're enthusiastic about proposed General Assembly legislation that would create a panel to oversee public information requests. Baltimore Del. Jill P. Carter's...