Editorial: This Right-to-Know bill may set back transparency in PA

A bill before the state House of Representatives aims to mend gaps in Pennsylvania's Right-to-Know law. It actually may do more harm than good.

The bill was passed by the Senate on Sept. 24. Including today, there are six days left in the legislative session, and Senate Bill 444 is now before the House. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

The current Right-to-Know law, well into its fifth year, increased the public's access to government records by shifting the burden of proof: An agency now trying to deny a record must provide legal grounds for keeping it secret. Continue>>>