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"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...
The Baltimore principals union is calling for schools CEO Andrés Alonso to pay back thousands of dollars in bonuses he received in years that schools were later found to have cheated on state tests. The request comes as a contract, released through a...
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Those in Howard County who want to channel the power of the ballot box to challenge local government decisions are going to have to work a bit harder to do it in elections to come, thanks to the vote Tuesday on one of five county charter changes....
UPDATE: On Thursday Rawlings-Blake spokesman Ryan O'Doherty issued this statement: "We are communicating with the Baltimore Sun and other media outlets to provide a detailed briefing in the near future on the CitiStat program and the kinds of datasets...
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Comptroller Joan Pratt sent a series of public information act requests to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's administration this week seeking records related to a controversial deal to purchase high-tech phones and related equipment. Pratt says that...
The Hartford CourantThe staffs of the state's top prosecutor and the governor's office have been working in secret with General Assembly leaders on legislation to withhold records related to the police investigation into the Dec. 14 Newtown elementary school massacre —...
ReutersWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday that the U.S. government had properly classified top secret more than 50 images of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden taken after his death, and that the government did not need to release them....
Recently, the office of Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has taken the position that it does not have to comply with the requirements of Virginia's Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), a law intended to provide broad public access to government...
The Roanoke Times, Va.The state's open government law doesn't apply to Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, his office says, elaborating on responses to requests for public records connected with a company whose CEO gave $35,000 in gifts to Cuccinelli and Gov. Bob McDonnell. The...
The Norman Transcript, Okla.A lawsuit was filed against the University of Oklahoma last week after the university repeatedly refused to release student parking citation information. The lawsuit was specifically filed against David Boren, individually and as the President of OU,...
ReutersWASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers on Friday began an investigation into whether the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency greatly favored left-leaning environmentalists over conservative groups when granting fee waivers for requests to...
The latest attempt to draw the curtain of secrecy around state government would exempt pardon applications from the Freedom of Information Act. It is baneful. Like so many similar proposals introduced in the General Assembly this year, it amounts to...
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