General Assembly approves Public Information Act reform

raskinANNAPOLIS – The Maryland General Assembly passed a bill before the end of its legislative session Monday night that provides reform of the Maryland Public Information Act (MPIA) which advocates of the bill say will provide greater transparency and access to public information.


Bowie City Manager Proposes $50.8 Million Budget

bowiecityhallBOWIE – City Manager David Deutsch presented a $50.8 million budget to the mayor and city council on Monday that will keep tax rates level for the sixth consecutive year and provide almost $2 million in additional funding to the city’s police department.


Board of Education violates Open Meetings Act

sasscerUPPER MARLBORO – The Prince George’s County Board of Education will announce at its next meeting it violated the Open Meetings Act after the Open Meetings Compliance Board (OMCB) ruled the Board’s staff failed to provide copies of minutes to a county resident.


Lawsuit Filed Against Deputy Sheriff

police-car-lightUPPER MARLBORO – The mother of a man shot and killed by Prince George’s County deputy sheriff last fall has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the county after a grand jury decided not to move forward with an indictment.

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