State Sen. Lloyd Smucker is making headway in his efforts toward a more transparent and accountable state government.
Smucker, a West Lampeter Township Republican, is chairman of the Senate State Government Committee.
His committee recently approved legislation that would strengthen the state’s Right to Know Law as it pertains to Penn State and the three other “state-related” universities in Pennsylvania. Existing law requires little of Penn State and the other three, beyond their federal 990 form and an annual list of the 25 highest-paid employees.
This is so, despite the fact that these universities receive hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayer money each year. Meanwhile, the 14 universities that fall under the umbrella of the State System of Higher Education, including Millersville, are entirely subject to the state’s Right to Know Law. Continue>>>