You can use the right-to-know law to learn more about agency-business relationships

If you want to know how much business York County has done with someone, you can do so by requesting the county’s contracts with and payments to individual businesses.

Reporter Ed Mahon did so recently and wrote a story about the county’s financial relationship with McClure Co., the HVAC company that had been doing work in the county prison. On Nov. 21, a carbon monoxide leak from one of the systems sent 49 female inmates to hospitals for treatment.

County officials generally backed McClure. To help residents know more about their relationship with the county, we requested the annual amount the county has paid McClure, and paperwork including a current contract. That’s all part of Ed’s story online.

 

About Scott Blanchard

Sunday editor at the York (Pa.) Daily Record/Sunday News. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.
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