10 years later, Pa.’s open records law has improved access, but some say the law has its flaws

Jan Murphy | Friday, March 8, 2019, Harrisburg Patriot News

Whether they realize it or not, Pennsylvanians have experienced a new age of transparency and openness of their government over the past decade.

Under the overhauled state’s Right to Know Law that took effect on Jan. 1, 2009, access to millions of documents have been granted that shed light on activities of local and state government that previously were shielded from public view.

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State takes fight over releasing Amazon bid to court

Mark Belko | Wednesday, July 18, 2018, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pennsylvania has gone to court again to keep secret the incentives it is offering Amazon to locate its second headquarters in Pittsburgh or Philadelphia.

The Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development has filed an appeal in Commonwealth Court challenging the June 13 ruling by the state’s independent Office of Open Records that ordered the release of the incentive package to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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