This week is Sunshine Week. Here’s how you can shine the light on government | Opinion

BY: - March 14, 2022

This Sunshine Week, perhaps more than any other, highlights the necessity of accountability in government at every level.


New Pa. law imposes tougher public meeting requirements | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - July 7, 2021

Municipalities, school boards must now post agendas no later than than 24 hours before the start of a public meeting

Egged on by pandemic-closed offices, lawmakers and media mull changes to Pa.’s open records law

BY: - March 9, 2021

Increased demand for information, combined with closed offices, also exposed deficiencies in the state’s decade old transparency, officials were told Tuesday.


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. […]