One more smooth hand-off in Pa. politics | Opinion

BY: - January 29, 2021

State Treasurer Stacy Garrity understands the value of putting together a great team of diverse backgrounds, and I’m proud to be part of that team.


Handoffs at Auditor General, Office of Open Records, showed government at its best | Opinion

BY: - January 22, 2021

There are plenty of reasons to be cynical about government. But humble public service is something to celebrate. And it happened this week in Pennsylvania.


What the change at the Pa. Open Records Office means | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - January 16, 2021

The Wolf administration announced this week that it had nominated Liz Gerloff-Wagenseller to run the Pa. Office of Open Records, replacing current director Erik Arneson.

Arneson out as Pa. open records chief. Wolf appoints senior DePasquale aide to replace him

BY: - January 11, 2021

(*This story was updated at 7:50 a.m. on 1/12/21 to include comment from the Wolf administration) Gov. Tom Wolf has tapped a senior aide to state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to run the state’s Office of Open Records. Liz Gerloff Wagenseller will replace current open records chief Erik Arneson, whose six-year term expires this Wednesday. […]

Gov. Tom Wolf ran as a champion of government transparency. The COVID-19 pandemic is putting that to the test

BY: and - May 6, 2020

The Wolf administration has allowed government offices to seemingly indefinitely postpone processing the requests while state offices are closed for the pandemic. 

Citing shuttered offices, Wolf admin. says it can’t process news outlets’ requests for COVID-19 waivers

BY: - March 31, 2020

The Capital-Star filed an open records request seeking a list of businesses that had applied for a waiver to Wolf's order closing nonessential businesses.

Can a closed Capitol be transparent? Yes, say experts

BY: - March 12, 2020

Under the new rules, state employees or individuals, such as journalists, with key card access will be able to enter the Capitol, according to the Department of General Services announcement.


It’s Sunshine Week in Pa.: Here’s how we’ve been helping to shine a light on government | Opinion

BY: - March 13, 2019

The Right-to-Know Law is perfect. It’s strong, but it can be stronger