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Md. lobbyists, lawmakers privately craft laws

Maryland's open-meetings law says the public must have access when a majority of an officially recognized group, including House and Senate committees, meets. But the law leaves the door open for other meetings between lawmakers and powerful interests.

Tags: Joan Carter Conway , stakeholder meetings , Susan Wichmann , Common Cause Maryland , Jolene Ivey , workgroup meetings , Maggie McIntosh , Maryland Senate Education, Health and Environmenta , Dereck Davis , Charles Barkley , Jamie Raskin , Nick Manis , Licensed Beverage Distributors of Maryland , Bruce Bereano , Maryland Beer Wholesalers Association , Tom Saquella , Erin Appel , Dan Friedman , Better Beer & Wine Laws , Adam Borden , Maryland Wine Merchants Association

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 08:15pm EST

Fairfax school officials in court over Clifton decision

The Fairfax County school system went on trial Wednesday after being accused of violating the state's open meetings law and the public's right to know.

Tags: Fairfax County Circuit Court , Clifton Elementary School , Fairfax County School Board , lawsuit , Hank Silverberg

Wednesday - 03/02/2011, 04:24pm EST