Category Archives: Pennsylvania open records

How much money is York County spending, and on what?

Here’s York County’s line-by-line proposed budget for 2014.

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State board details reasons to revoke New Hope Academy’s charter

Read the Pennsylvania State Charter School Appeals Board’s written decision in which it denied New Hope Academy’s appeal of the city school district board’s decision to revoke its charter.

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Open records office: Dover school board member’s personal emails subject to review

Open records office: Dover school board member’s personal emails subject to review.

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Pa. budget includes more money for state’s open records office

The new Pennsylvania state budget includes an increase in funding for the Office of Open Records,

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West York unveils new solution to the problem of unwanted public records: A shredder

Check out these stories about what West York did with bids for police service after it made its decision.

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When state lawmakers seek support for their bills, you can get a sneak peek

Pennsylvania state lawmakers send what are called co-sponsorship memos to each other, seeking support for legislation they plan to propose. Those memos are now available online.

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Hanover budget process: Secrets among insiders?

A Hanover resident writes about Hanover’s budgeting process, saying that the borough manager wouldn’t tell council members how much administrative staff will get in raises for next year, and so council members — who have to approve the budget — are in the dark about numbers they should know.

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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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Rendell vetoes bill that would have cut access to coroner’s reports

Gov. Ed Rendell said today that “the public right to information overshadows other concerns” as he vetoed a bill under which the public would lose access to information from county coroners. If the bill were law, coroners would be required … Continue reading

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On teacher salaries: What else do you want to know?

The national conversation over teacher pay is no stranger to York County.  In the past few months, several school districts have negotiated contracts with their teachers that call for increases in the pay scales. In a bad economy, some people … Continue reading

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