Editorial: Pennsylvania House must fix the Senate public records bill

There are a lot of problems with the latest attempt to update Pennsylvania’s Right to Know law, which the Senate unanimously passed on Wednesday. Fortunately, the House has a chance to fix the defects and make the open-records law stronger.

The 7-year-old law, which for the first time said that, when in doubt, state agency records are to be open to the public, was a big step forward for Pennsylvania. However, it shortchanged taxpayers by giving widespread exemption to the state’s three biggest university systems — Penn State, Pitt and Temple. Continue…