The death of public financing chances in Maryland?

The Post laments the apparent demise of public financing reforms in Maryland in this editorial.

The death of these good government reforms means business as usual will prevail in Maryland’s capital, where a band of well-connected, deep-pocketed lobbyists representing developers, the alcohol industry, public employee unions and others get their way in backroom deals while the public is mostly left in the dark. This means candidates will remain heavily dependent on raising money from powerful special interests. And it will remain all but impossible for ordinary citizens to know when particular legislation will be heard in committee; to get timely information on legislative votes; and to have their voices heard by the Board of Public Works, a body composed of the governor, the state comptroller and the state treasurer that makes spending decisions worth tens of millions of dollars with little public input.

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