According to a report by the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), Maryland received a C grade for transparency in government spending this year. The grade, which is based on the state’s transparency website, is a half step down from last year’s C+.Read More
The MarylandReporter.com website, which was hacked on Monday, is back up and running. The roundups from Tuesday and Wednesday have been posted, as have news stories we’ve been holding. All the standard features of the site should be working, but let us know if something doesn’t seem right.Read More
The Maryland General Assembly launched its new website Monday, modernizing its look and adding several new features. It also has a new URL web address, but users of the old address will be redirected to the site.
Much of the redesign is simply a repackaging of older features, but it puts many of them directly on the homepage, rather than several clicks away. There are also new personalized tools for tracking specific legislation.Read More
The entire State House complex will provide free public wi-fi access starting with the 2012 legislative session. The Joint Advisory Committee on Legislative Data Systems unanimously approved a measure on Wednesday to allow the public to access the Internet for free from all meeting rooms and office areas throughout the complex. The committee also supported a recommendation to redesign the General Assembly website which has changed little in the last decade.Read More
The Maryland General Assembly website has tons of information on legislation that is sometimes easy to find, but often difficult to uncover, because the site hasn’t been substantially redesigned since it began 15 years ago.Read More
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