Report notes Penn State’s exemptions from right-to-know law

A New York Times story today points out that Penn State has exemptions to the right-to-know law that will make it difficult for the public to have access to e-mails, phone records and other information that could shed light on who knew what and when related to the child sex abuse charges against Jerry Sandusky.

“The state re-wrote the law, the story reads, but “Practically none of the revisions pertain to Penn State, the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University and Lincoln University, which have a special state-related status in Pennsylvania because they receive public financing but maintain independent administrative control.

… Representatives of these universities pushed for their colleges to be exempt because, among other things, they said they would have a harder time soliciting donations if the donors’ identities could be made public.”

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