Maryland General Assembly committee discusses open government


ANNAPOLIS – The General Assembly's Joint Committee on Transparency and Open Government met last month in Annapolis, and the recorded meeting showed how digital technology can both help and hurt the public's ability to see and hear what their legislators are up to.

The meeting was open to the public, but for those who couldn't be there, the entire 90-minute hearing is archived as digital video on the General Assembly's website
According to a 2011 amendment to the Open Meetings Act, the act of live-streaming the meeting, plus keeping an archive of the digital broadcast, is considered the minutes of the committee's meeting.