Sometimes Maryland can be so progressive, so ahead of the curve, and sometimes, this state makes decisions as if it's run by specimens of Homo erectus. This example is one of the latter, turned one of the former. And the accompanying blog post can be found here.
This legislation that's about to pass the State Senate is simple enough-- that certain state officials' (including General Assembly members) financial disclosure statements be made available online. As opposed to-- and isn't this so 3008, not two thousand and late?-- only being able to get copies in paper form by traveling to Annapolis. Yes, we have a transparent government in Maryland, REALLY, we do!
Since campaign finance reports have been online for many years, having the financial disclosure forms online as well only makes sense. And, of course, it's mind-numbing that they're not on the Intertubes already. Here's hoping for final passage of the bill.