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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Maryland General Assembly has a new committee on open government.

The presiding officers of the Legislature announced members of the Joint Committee on Transparency and Open Government on Thursday.

Sen. Bill Ferguson, D-Baltimore, and House Majority Leader Kumar Barve, D-Montgomery, will co-chair the panel.

The committee will make recommendations on how to improve transparency to the Legislature.

Ten other lawmakers have been appointed to the committee. They include Sens. Joseph Getty, R-Carroll; J.B. Jennings, R-Baltimore County; Nancy King, D-Montgomery; Kathy Klausmeier, D-Baltimore County, and Nathaniel McFadden, D-Baltimore. The panel also includes Delegates Talmadge Branch, D-Baltimore; Robert Costa, R-Anne Arundel; Wade Kach, R-Baltimore County; Dan Morhaim, D-Baltimore County, and Delegate Heather Mizeur, D-Montgomery.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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