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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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
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
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
Fascinating article from the state of Massachusetts and their dismal open government laws. Here’s a brief snippet, though the article is well worth the read. 170 more words