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“Sunshine Week” During COVID-19

Maryland’s confidence in our government is more important during a time of crisis than ever. Public officials must do everything in their power to maximize the ability of the public to continue observing and participating in government proceedings.

Marylanders for Open Government call on House and Senate Leadership to ensure this legislative session’s ‘process is fully transparent and accountable’

The Marylanders for Open Government (MDOG) coalition and partner organizations sent a letter to General Assembly leaders outlining concerns with the reopening guidelines provided by each chamber and the overall ability of Maryland’s Legislature to ensure public access as they convene remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Common Cause Maryland Launches Campaign to Get Baltimore City Candidates on the Record About Democracy Reforms

Today, Common Cause Maryland is launching a new program to ensure voters know where Baltimore City candidates stand on practical solutions to the challenges facing our democracy.

During COVID-19 State of Emergency, We Must Maintain Transparency and Public Access to Maryland’s Government Proceedings

As public officials adopt emergency measures to protect public health, Common Cause Maryland encourages the maximization of transparency and remote public participation, and also limiting government business to priority functions necessary under the current emergency conditions

Voting & Elections 04.12.2016

2016 Session: Gridlock on Good Government

With the 2016 legislative session nearing its close, advocates expressed their disappointment that more progress was not made on good government reforms in the past 90 days.

Voting & Elections 04.14.2015

2015 Session: Big Wins for Good Government

In a highly contentious session, the bipartisan nature of good government shone through as a suite of important good government bills were passed into law in the final hours.

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