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Document: Mary Ferrell worked briefly for Texas governor in 1970s

Mary Ferrell worked briefly in the administration of Texas Gov. Dolph Briscoe, according to a document obtained through a Public Information Act request to the office of the Texas governor. 45 more words

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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


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

"Justice" System

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


Committee hears testimony on public information requests

The amount of 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. 536 more words