Maryland General Assembly

Hogan appoints members to previously vacant state open-meetings board

Maryland's open-meetings compliance board is back at work. Gov. Larry Hogan has filled the three positions on the board — three months after it was unable to address a complaint against the Housing Authority of Prince George's County. The problem: The former members' positions went vacant because they weren't confirmed by the Maryland Senate by the end of the legislative session. Jonathan A. Hodgson, Rachel A. Shapiro and April Caso Ishak, all private attorneys, now constitute the board, which has the power to issue citations to public agencies that are found to be in violation of state open-meetings law. Hodgson, the board's chairman and a consultant who...