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Maryland Public Information Act

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Top Maryland Public Information Act Articles

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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...
  • School system agrees to settlement with two employees

    The Baltimore County school board Tuesday night voted to approve numerous retirements and resignations, including those of two employees who signed contracts with the former superintendent that a union official and others have questioned. But the board...
  • Maryland public records ruling could let more sunshine in

    Maryland public records ruling could let more sunshine in
    The Maryland Court of Appeals ruled recently that state police personnel files are not completely off-limits under the Maryland Public Information Act, a finding that could broaden access to a whole range of information, experts say. The decision came...
  • Police corporal, scheduler say they planted signs for Leopold

    Police corporal, scheduler say they planted signs for Leopold
    Crying as she testified, a former scheduler for Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold told a judge Friday that she emptied her boss' urinary catheter bag several times during the workday and went along with planting signs for his 2010 re-...
  • State police must turn over racial profiling complaints to NAACP

    State police must turn over racial profiling complaints to NAACP
    Maryland's highest court has ruled that the state police must give the NAACP access to internal affairs files on racial profiling complaints. The civil rights group had requested the documents under the Maryland Public Information Act but the police...
  • Carroll County board challenged over Christian prayers

    Carroll County board challenged over Christian prayers
    "In the name of my savior, I pray," is how one Carroll County commissioner concluded his prayer to open a recent meeting of the county's governing board. Now two county residents are asking a federal judge to end what they say is the board's regular...
  • Authorities used a 'no-knock' before fatal Balto. Co. shooting

    Authorities used a 'no-knock' before fatal Balto. Co. shooting
    Authorities from Baltimore and Howard counties entered a Reisterstown home using a "no-knock" warrant before a resident attacked an officer with a sword last year, according to newly released police records. An officer fought back, fatally shooting the...
  • Overtime and unused-leave payouts resurface as problems for city schools

    ¿ This past winter, Baltimore school officials fervently defended two of the system’s most liberal expenses for employee compensation — overtime and leave pay, saying the costs documented their hard work and underscored their commitment to...
  • Howard voters asked to raise bar on petition drives

    Howard County residents have tried four times in the past nine years to challenge local government decisions on taxes and land use by referendum and failed each time to get the questions on the ballot. They've been rebuffed by opinions of the county's law...
  • After fatal shooting, county officers receive awards for valor

    After fatal shooting, county officers receive awards for valor
    Two officers have been given awards for valor by the Baltimore County Police Foundation for their role in an incident in which one shot and killed a Texas man allegedly involved in a Dundalk burglary. North Point Precinct officers Jacob T. Heins, a 12-...
  • Accidentally released text messages give peek at O'Malley discussions

    Accidentally released text messages give peek at O'Malley discussions
    The text messages were pinging to and from Gov. Martin O'Malley's BlackBerry. It was the latter part of October, and Election Day was just around the corner. He and top advisers traded messages that touched on three referendum questions, all approved by...
  • City schools' credit card statements offer a glimpse into the "cost of doing business"

    In the last year, as Baltimore city schools' budgetary decisions -- $14 million in overtime, generous leave payouts, a renovated IT Department -- have faced heightened scrutiny, officials have defended much of their spending as "the cost of doing...