Increasing Gov’t Transparency
In recent years, Del. Marc Korman and I have enacted legislation mandating greater government transparency. Last year, we passed SB363
, which strengthened and expanded the Open Meetings Act.
Because of the pandemic, virtually every State Board, Commission, Agency, and Department have shifted to online operations. It has become increasingly evident that more “sunshine” is needed so that taxpayers can observe their government at work. SB72
requires State entities and local Boards of Elections to be accessible to the public. This legislation is especially important when someone cannot walk in the room to observe the meeting in person.