Monthly Archives: April 2015

Baltimore Sun: Local officials, teachers, Busch pressure Hogan to spend education cash

By Erin Cox  The Baltimore Sun Public pressure mounted Tuesday on Republican Gov. Larry Hogan to release $68 million in school funding. House Speaker Michael E. Busch,  top education advocates, prominent state Democrats  and some Republicans called an Annapolis press conference to implore Hogan to agree to spend cash the legislature set aside for the state’s […]

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Baltimore Sun: Maryland legislature revamps public information law

By Doug Donovan  The Baltimore Sun Obtaining documents from government agencies in Maryland is no simple task. The process typically involves filing a written request under the state’s Public Information Act and waiting up to 30 days — but can also lead to disputes over photocopying fees, redacted details or outright denials. Reporters, lawyers, nonprofits and […]

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MSRPS: Pension Actions Taken by the 2015 Maryland General Assembly

Recent news accounts have left many with the mistaken impression that the pension fund had been “raided” by the General Assembly during the recently-completed session. This is not the case. The confusion apparently stems from the Legislature’s decision to reduce supplemental funding to the pension system from the Governor’s proposed $150 million to $75 million. […]

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