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Maryland Public Information Act

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  • 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...
  • Baltimore County curriculum contract ended amid feuding

    Baltimore County curriculum contract ended amid feuding
    As Baltimore County prepared for a major shift in education to take effect this school year, Superintendent Dallas Dance promised that the system's 53,000 elementary students would be taught with a "world-class" curriculum. But the initial multimillion-...
  • 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'...
  • Leopold and county attorneys seek dismissal of dossier lawsuit

    Leopold and county attorneys seek dismissal of dossier lawsuit
    Attorneys for Anne Arundel County and former County Executive John R. Leopold urged a judge Monday to throw out a lawsuit claiming the former executive improperly ordered police to compile "dossiers" on political rivals. Leopold, a Republican,...
  • 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...
  • Accidentally released text messages give peek at O'Malley discussions

    Accidentally released text messages give peek at O'Malley discussions
    The text messages were pinging to and from Gov. Martin O'Malley's BlackBerry. It was the latter part of October, and Election Day was just around the corner. He and top advisers traded messages that touched on three referendum questions, all approved by...
  • Twin controversies for Gansler

    Twin controversies for Gansler
    Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler's announcement of his selection of a running mate in next year's gubernatorial election — the well-qualified Del. Jolene Ivey of Prince George's County — is being overshadowed by a report over the weekend...