The OpenGov Foundation just released MarylandCode.org, a user-friendly, searchable and downloadable publication of the Maryland Code of law. The project unpacks the dense, inaccessible code on the state website and encourages citizen participation through transparency. “The state site is a good start, but it’s not intuitive, and it’s locked in PDF so you can’t do anything with the data,” explained OpenGov’s Seamus Kraft. “We spent the last six to eight weeks really reworking the Maryland code data into a form that is useful to both coders and everyday people.”Read More
Tag: Joint Committee on Transparency and Open Government
The biggest problem with the Open Meetings Act is the lack of any penalty for public bodies that violate the law. That is the most frequently cited issue in dozens of responses MarylandReporter.com received when it requested comments about problems with Open Meetings law back in October.Read More
The Joint Committee on Transparency and Open Government held a hearing on the Open Meetings Act Wednesday, and MarylandReporter.com was asked to gather recommendations for changes to improve the law.Read More
Enthusiasm for making the General Assembly the most transparent branch of government echoed at the first meeting of the Joint Committee on Transparency and Open Government on Wednesday morning.Read More
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