[photo, William Donald Schaefer Tower, 6 St. Paul St., Baltimore, Maryland]
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    In Maryland, independent agencies are part of the executive branch of government. They are those offices, commissions, boards, departments, and other agencies of State government established by statute as independent units of government.

    Public Service Commission, William Donald Schaefer Tower, 6 St. Paul St., Baltimore, Maryland, April 2007. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

    [photo, State Archives, 350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, Maryland] Generally, the law creating an independent agency originates with the General Assembly, but occasionally an agency is formed pursuant to a mandate of the United States Congress. While statutorily distinct from principal departments of State government, independent agencies may receive budgetary or administrative support from them.

    For private agencies with government boards, see Private Agencies with Government Boards

    State Archives, Edward C. Papenfuse State Archives Building, 350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, Maryland, April 2015. Photo by Diane F. Evartt.

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