Tag: Maryland Budget and Tax Policy Institute

Efforts for more open government brings divergent groups together

Legislators and advocates on the right and left are often at odds on policy, but a conference next week will bring divergent groups together on something they can all agree on: the need for greater openness and transparency in government.

The Maryland Public Policy Institute, along with the Maryland Budget and Tax Policy Institute, Progressive Maryland, and Community Research, are sponsoring a session Dec. 8 to discuss ways that the government can be more accountable to the people through increased disclosure of information.

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Maryland nonprofits worry about budget cuts next year

With one month left until a new budget year begins, nonprofit organizations in the state are already worried about potential cuts to programs in the following year’s spending for fiscal 2012.

At the Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations legislative wrapup last week, advocates bemoaned the possibility of programs they hold dear being on the chopping block during next year’s legislative session, and strategies to try and protect them going forward.

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