Category Archives: Pennsylvania Right to Know

Pa. Office of Open Records to hold free Right to Know workshop

The state’s Office of Open Records, will hold a free workshop on Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law and the Sunshine Act on Oct. 23 from 10 a.m. to noon, state Sen. Rob Teplitz, D-Susquehanna Township, Dauphin County, said in a news … Continue reading

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Thoughts from open records advocates on proposed amendments to right-to-know law

Couple notes from a story by Mark Scolforo of The Associated Press about the proposed amendments to the state’s right-to-know law.

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Time-response log definition — including location — part of proposed amendments to Pa.’s right-to-know law

Right-to-know law amendments filed today by Sen. Dominic Pileggi, R-Delaware County, include the definition of a time-response log that includes addresses or geographic location — a definition that arose from a Commonwealth Court decision in a case won by the York Daily Record/Sunday News.

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Police bids to serve West York provide look inside city, Northern York regional departments

West York flirted with getting rid of its borough police department and contracting with another local department for service, before deciding against it.

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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.

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Sandusky lawyer: State has no legal right to revoke pension

The Associated Press’ Mark Scolforo reports that the AP used the Right-to-Know law to get a copy of a letter written by Jerry Sandusky’s lawyer that appeals the state’s decision to revoke Sandusky’s pension.

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Pa. lottery: State senator asks Corbett for copy of company’s privatization bid

Democratic lawmakers are taking aim at the Corbett administration’s move to privatize the Pennsylvania Lottery’s management, saying it is shrouded in secrecy and will result in a corporate giveaway that diverts hundreds of millions of dollars from the state’s services for the elderly.

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Spanier payout agreement from Penn State not public — but it could be, if …

A Pittsburgh Post-Gazette story on former Penn State President Graham Spanier’s severance and salary package worth $3.3 million — $1.25 million of which is severance pay under his agreement with the school — says that PSU will not release the severance agreement.

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Court ruling: In Pa., elected officials’ emails are open records

Pennsylvania residents can read the email of elected officials under a decision in favor of The Morning Call recently upheld by the state Supreme Court.

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York County, state, federal open records: A starter kit of resources

I’m getting ready to spend some time at the York Fair to talk about open records, and in preparation, I put together a starter kit of public records resources on the bookmarking service Evernote.

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