Monthly Archives: March 2011

From the Pocono Record: Court ruling marks another victory for open government

The Pocono Record requested documents from East Stroudsburg University, including a list of donors to a campus project, and minutes from meetings of the school foundation’s board. The university denied the records.  The case wound up in the state Supreme … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania wins transparency award; Corbett touts budget website

Sunshine Review, a national open government advocate, gave the state of Pennsylvania a “Sunny Award” for a website that “exceeded transparency standards,” the group said in a news release. Pennsylvania’s award was one of 112 the group gave out. The awards … Continue reading

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Annotated Supreme Court decision in Snyder v. Phelps

We’ve highlighted key parts of the Supreme Court’s decision upholding Westboro Baptist Church’s right to picket funerals to help you navigate the document.  Go here for complete coverage, including links to the annotated arguments and audio of the arguments.

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Study: If gov’t agency is open, people feel better about their community

The more transparent a government is, the more empowered its citizens feel and the more likely they are to feel good about their community, a new Pew Research Center project reports. Fascinating, considering how York County, city and school district … Continue reading

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