The Dernogalizer

January 29, 2010

The ‘Maryland Open Government Act’

Filed under: MD Politics — Matt Dernoga @ 1:56 am
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I wanted to bring a bit of attention to a bill in Maryland being introduced by Delegate Heather Mizeur(D-20).  The bill will make up to the minute information about what is happening with legislation free for residents of Maryland, along with the following..

“Requiring that individuals be allowed to sign up on the General Assembly website during a specified time period to present testimony on a bill; requiring specified information about bills to be posted on the General Assembly website; requiring bill hearings to be broadcast on the General Assembly website under specified circumstances; requiring a meeting of the Board of Public Works to be broadcast on the Board’s website under specified circumstances; requiring specified broadcasts of Board meetings to be archived; etc.”

This legislation would definitely be a positive step in the right direction for government transparency, which empowers activists.  Here is the press release for the bill.

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