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State and Annapolis fail to disclose Vegas trip spending by legal deadline

When it comes to responding to public information acts quickly, the state's larger jurisdictions could learn a lot from tiny Havre de Grace.

Back in May, about 40 members from the state and seven local governments attended the Global Retail Real Estate Convention in Las Vegas. With galas and events at casinos, the annual four-day conference of the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC) serves as the ultimate business-government networking event with more than 20,000 in attendance.

The Sun was interested in how taxpayer money was spent at the event and, under the Maryland Public Information Act, requested receipts and expenditures for each of the Maryland...