transparency

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.

Reporters kept from Pa. Capitol press conference, Wolf admin cites ‘miscommunication’

BY: - January 12, 2021

A Capital-Star reporter also was told that press were not being allowed into the building by a Capitol Police officer, but was able to get in through a different entrance.

From plumbers to pet groomers, Wolf discloses list of businesses denied waivers to open

BY: - May 14, 2020

Six days after releasing a list of Pennsylvania businesses approved to operate during COVID-19, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration has released another round of business that applied to reopen during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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. 

In volley of votes, GOP House and Senate try to force Wolf to pull back the curtain on COVID-19 response

BY: and - April 29, 2020

As the commonwealth enters its second month of the pandemic, the Legislature’s Republican majority has taken on another role: watchdogging Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, who they say has exercised broad executive powers without much transparency.

Pennsylvanians believe access is key to gov’t transparency; F&M poll shows | The Numbers Racket

BY: - January 30, 2020

A majority of Pennsylvanians believe it is their right as citizens to obtain government information with few restrictions, a new Franklin & Marshall poll concluded.