Public Information Act


Md. Compliance Board Would Mediate Information Requests

Open government advocates are looking to bring Maryland’s Public Information Act of 1970 into the 21st century.


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Md. High Court Takes Records Case Involving Racial Slur

Maryland’s highest court has agreed to hear a case involving the state’s public records law and whether it requires state police to turn over records involving a trooper who used a racial slur.


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Frederick College Reveals President’s Severance

Frederick Community College has released some details about the ouster of its former president following a newspaper’s filing of a Public Information Act request and lawsuit.


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Maryland To Allow Health Exchange Info Requests

Maryland will make information related to its health benefit exchange available through public information requests.



Public Records Fight Over College Chief’s Ouster

The Frederick News-Post says it will ask a judge to force Frederick Community College to disclose information about the ouster of the school’s president.



Maryland Bill Seeks To Protect Professors

A Baltimore lawmaker has proposed a bill seeking to protect the academic freedom of professors. However, the bill by Del. Sandy Rosenberg is now prompting freedom of information concerns.


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Top Terrapins Coaches Guaranteed $2M, $1.9M

The new head coaches of the University of Maryland’s football and basketball teams are guaranteed $2 million and $1.9 million a year, according to contracts released by the school in response to a Public Information Act request from The Daily Record.