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Maryland receives 'B' grade on lobbying disclosure

Maryland receives 'B' grade on lobbying disclosure

Several Carroll legislators say they were pleased to see Maryland received a high grade regarding its lobbying disclosure requirements. Those legislators, however, questioned the conclusion of a recent report on such disclosures issued by a national non-profit saying improvements are possible. Maryland received a "B" grade and four points out of a possible six. Only seven states received higher scores. Local lobbyists and lawmakers asked about the grade say Maryland's regulations regarding lobbying are generally fair. They also noted a preference by the rating organization, the Sunlight Foundation, under which lobbyists would make known all bills in which their clients...

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