Monthly Archives: June 2011

Lancaster newspaper editor, a champion for open government, retires

Anyone who cares about open government and public records owes Ernest Schreiber a tip of the cap. He retired today. From the lancasteronline.com story: As a board member and president of the Pennsylvania Society of Newspaper Editors, he helped coordinate … Continue reading

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State budget would cut $12,000 from open records office’s budget

A little more than a year ago, the state’s open records office’s director, Terry Mutchler, told attendees at a seminar in Harrisburg that she was asking the state for a $1.5 million budget — about a $300,000 increase over what … Continue reading

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Pa. prosecutor releases 911 tape of man reporting he killed his wife, child

 911 call recordings are not public record in Pennsylvania, but authorities can release exempted records at their discretion — which is what the Bucks County District Attorney did in the case of a man who killed his wife and son … Continue reading

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Palin e-mails out today. They’re already controversial.

At 1 p.m. today, the state of Alaska is releasing 24,000 pages of Sarah Palin’s e-mails while she was governor. The e-mails are being made public as a result of media and citizens’ requests in 2008. Volunteers are going to … Continue reading

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