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Wandering Eye: If the Dems consider Martin O'Malley, did the Terps get screwed?, and more

Wandering Eye: If the Dems consider Martin O'Malley, did the Terps get screwed?, and more

Many years after other states have them, Maryland is contemplating the creation of a State Public Information Act Compliance Board. As the A.P. reports, Sen. Jamie Raskin (D-Montgomery County) sponsored the bill to update the Maryland Public Information Act by creating a full-time mediation board—three to five members, say—to settle disputes between citizens and the government officials who so often tell them they can have the information only if they pay several thousand dollars. The idea seems to be to save both parties the time and expense of a trip to Circuit Court. But as yet there is no explanation for the curious trend that prompted the bill: even as government information...

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