Maryland begins charging for real time access to official announcements

Submitted by LDieringer on Tue, 11/08/2011 - 12:04pm

From MarylandReporter.com:

Instead of a service that was once free, Maryland citizens and businesses will now have to pay a $190 annual subscription fee to the Secretary of State’s office if they wish to access the most timely government information published by the Maryland Register, a bi-weekly, state-run regulations publication.

Updates to current and proposed state regulations, hearing notices, executive and legal opinions, and more, were available online to the public every other Friday for free, and had been for years. Now, due to procedure changes at the Register, those who can’t or won’t subscribe will have to wait about five extra days to view information that had been available in real-time for years.