A January 29 Baltimore Business Journal article highlights the latest transparency report card by the Sunshine Review, a nonprofit open government organization. In the aggregate, Maryland and its counties, municipalities, and school districts rank among top five states nationwide for transparency. From the article:
[Maryland] was one of five [states] in the U.S. to receive a “B+,” a grade that exceeds expectations. No state earned anything above a “B+.” …
California, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Washington also received a “B+.” …
The five worst performing states were Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska and South Dakota.
Sunshine Review Transparency Grades for State of Maryland
Sunshine Review Transparency Grades for Maryland Counties
Sunshine Review Transparency Grades for Maryland Municipalities
Sunshine Review Transparency Grades for Maryland School Districts