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
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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
It was a fitting end to Sunshine Week in Annapolis Friday morning when the chairman of the Senate Budget and Taxation Committee threw everybody out of the hearing room with no explanation.
Those tossed included staff, lobbyists and our reporter Erich Wagner. Staff members told Wagner it had to do with an individual senator.Read More
The state press association and county officials are at odds over a bill that seeks to close a loophole in Maryland’s open meetings law, which allows some public officials to bar access to their deliberations.Read More
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