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New Board Would Mediate Public Records Disputes in Maryland

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A bill to update Maryland’s Public Information Act of 1970 could help temper sometimes-bitter disputes between the public and public servants, and — advocates hope — make the Free State more transparent. 594 more words

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Md. Compliance Board Would Mediate Information Requests

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Open government advocates are looking to bring Maryland’s Public Information Act of 1970 into the 21st century.

A bill to update the current information act would cap fees, close loopholes, and create a compliance board to handle disputes between the public and government agencies. 84 more words

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Md. High Court Takes Records Case Involving Racial Slur

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland’s highest court has agreed to hear a case involving the state’s public records law and whether it requires state police to turn over records involving a trooper who used a racial slur. 390 more words

My other PIA request

So, at the same time I filed the PIA request about 1033 equipment, I also filed a request with the Department of Public Safety’s Office of General Council.   484 more words

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So, What about Watauga PD?

Great question, thanks for asking. :)

When I was on City Council, I was given forms that were filed by the Watauga Police Department to acquire the Hummers.  389 more words

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Committee hears testimony on public information requests

The time local governments spend responding to requests for information under the state’s Public Information Act (PIA) was on the agenda at a recent hearing of the House Government Efficiency and Reform Committee. 535 more words

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