Information denied: State’s open-records law needs a big update

The Editorial Board | May 9, 2019, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvanians are guaranteed the “right to know” — unless they happen to want to know something from an unscrupulous someone.

That point was made when it was disclosed that the Philadelphia mayor deleted text messages — potential public records — for six months after a newspaper sought copies of the texts. And the state office that oversees the right-to-know law determined there was nothing to be done about the disappearing act.

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