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Maryland Public Information Act

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  • Hogan 'executive privilege' email troubles open-government advocates

    Hogan 'executive privilege' email troubles open-government advocates
    Gov. Larry Hogan may have campaigned on a pledge to bring more transparency to government in Annapolis, but his lawyer has urged agency heads and staff to stamp a claim of "executive privilege" — the civilian equivalent of "top secret" — on...
  • Shining a light on government

    Shining a light on government
    Whether it's a matter of examining the troubled launch of the Maryland's health insurance exchange, investigating allegations of police brutality in Baltimore or determining whether certain government contractors paid legally sufficient wages to their...
  • Open government supporters push for public records update

    Open government supporters push for public records update
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — When Maryland adopted its public information policy 45 years ago, email hadn't been invented yet, commercial laser printers were being refined for the market and the ink on the federal Freedom of Information Act was barely dry....
  • In some Maryland railroad towns, crude oil is an open secret

    In some Maryland railroad towns, crude oil is an open secret
    The long tanker trains full of crude oil roll south from Pennsylvania about twice a day, along the banks of the Susquehanna River and through the heart of historic Port Deposit, gliding within feet of the VFW hall, the community basketball court, the...
  • Prince George's County agency says it violated open meetings law

    Two statewide legal advocacy groups based in Baltimore were correct in accusing the Housing Authority of Prince George's County of violating the state open meetings law when its board met in August to approve a new budget without notifying the public....
  • Don't let water slip through our fingers

    Don't let water slip through our fingers
    Regarding the recent protests over how Baltimore should manage its water ("Baltimore officials say there's no plan to privatize water system," Oct. 24), I support the people rallying at City Hall and at the public hearing on the proposed Veolia contract....
  • Maryland needs more sunshine

    When legislation passes the Maryland General Assembly unanimously, it usually means that it doesn’t do much aside from make lawmakers look good. Such was the case with House Bill 658, which started life as an effort to make state government more...
  • Troubles hit Maryland group home for disabled children

    Troubles hit Maryland group home for disabled children
    When state officials removed several disabled foster children from an Anne Arundel County group home in early July — after a 10-year-old boy died there — they placed most of the children with Second Family, a Prince George's County nonprofit...
  • Keeping secrets [Editorial]

    Keeping secrets  [Editorial]
    Last week, Gannett Co. Inc., owner of The Daily Times in Salisbury, filed a lawsuit in Worcester County Circuit Court to force Ocean City to release the name of a 17-year-old drowning victim from Parkville. A number of the newspaper's readers have already...
  • UM coaches, UMB doctors among state's highest earners

    UM coaches, UMB doctors among state's highest earners
    The coaches for University of Maryland, College Park's football and men's and women's basketball teams were the state's three highest-paid public employees last year, continuing a long-standing trend. Bucking the notion of low-paid college professors,...
  • BGE Smart Meter fees amount to 'protection money' [Commentary]

    BGE Smart Meter fees amount to 'protection money' [Commentary]
    By now, many people are aware that in order to opt out of a smart meter installation, an upfront fee of $75 — payable in three installations starting July 2014 — and an additional $11 to $17 per month will need to be paid, as ordered by the...