From the Chestertown Spy
by By Daniel Menefee
Local elected officials in Maryland and members of boards of education will soon be subject to more stringent conflict-of-interest and financial-disclosure requirements. A law passed unanimously in both chambers of the General Assembly last year (SB315) requires county and municipal governments to amend their ethics ordinances to meet or exceed disclosure laws that have been in effect for state officials for 30 years. “The biggest change coming with the new law…lies in the financial reporting requirements,” says Easton Town Council President John Ford.