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House Bill 441 Maryland Offshore Wind Energy Act of 2012
Today in legislative session the House passed this bill by a vote of 88 to 47 . This controversial and major public policy, which was supported by the governor, now moves to the Senate for their consideration. I heard from many of you in support of this legislation and from some in opposition.
News articles related to major issues in this legislative session
Open government has been a very high priority of mine for many years. I have sponsored many bills in this area of public policy and have succeeded in getting some of them passed. Below are two articles – one pointing out shortcomings in transparency in Maryland government and another about facilitating easier access to records.
Maryland gets low marks on transparency report cardshttp://www.gazette.net/article/20120323/NEWS/703239634&template=gazette
Senate adds local officials to online disclosure measurehttp://www.gazette.net/article/20120323/NEWS/703239673&template=gazette
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