Welcome to OpenGovernment, a free and non-partisan public resource for government transparency. We're a new version of OpenCongress.org for the Maryland legislature.
Track bills, votes, and members of the MD Senate and House of Delegates. Follow the money trail and the issues you care about. Contact all of your elected officials. Click a category at left to get started, or find out who represents you below.
Legislators in the News
Maryland General Assembly
Nov. 6th, 2012
Nov. 2nd, 2010
The 2011 session began on January 12th, 2011 and is scheduled to end in early April. Last year, the vast majority of bills were introduced in February.
Here are more links about the Maryland government and the best explanations of how the legislative branch works:
- Official Maryland Funding Accountability & Transparency site, "a public web site which allows citizens of Maryland and visitors to search and view summary information on payments made to vendors that received $25,000 or more for the respective fiscal year." See also StateStat, "a performance-measurement and management tool implemented by Governor Martin O'Malley to make our state government more accountable and more efficient", and related post on Governor O’Malley’s Blog. This initial effort, besides being insufficiently user-friendly, still falls far short of meeting the Eight Principles of Open Government Data.
- Maryland General Assembly on Wikipedia
- ... and on Ballotpedia, including the 2010 elections in the Senate and House of Delegates
- OpenCongress state page for Maryland, including two federal U.S. senators and eight federal representatives
- OpenCongress Wiki state page for MD, including blogroll of MD-state political blogs
- GovLoop - social networking for government, including employees from federal, state, and local government.
- The National Council of State Legislature's official blog, The Thicket, feat. more MD political blogs in the left-hand sidebar.
- Stateline - a nonprofit, nonpartisan online news site that practices journalism in the public interest by reporting on emerging trends and issues in state policy and politics. A project of the Pew Center on the States.
- Sunshine Review - Maryland, a non-profit organization dedicated to state and local government transparency.
- Common Cause - Maryland , a non-profit, non-partisan citizens' lobby organization.
- Maryland Reporter, a non-profit "news site for government and politics in the Free State".
- Maryland State Laws online on the Cornell University Legal Information Institute (LII).
Official State Government portal from USA.gov.
... this free public resource is still in early development -- much more to come, and you can help us grow
How did we get the above information? Well, the Maryland legislature does not make its data available in ways that are fully open, but we worked around it. Read more about our data sources