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Pennsylvania survey of access to public records

A series of articles about access to public records in Pennsylvania:

Obtaining public records can be a challenge By FROM STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS Bucks County Courier Times, phillyBurbs.com May 22, 2005

Government offices wrongly giving public less access than press By MARK SCOLFORO, phillyBurbs.com, May 22, 2005.

Survey finds barriers to public records _ and ways to overcome By MARK SCOLFORO, phillyBurbs.com, May 22, 2005.

“Many government offices in Bucks County and across Pennsylvania treat requests for basic public records and documents with suspicion, hindering or even denying prompt access, a survey of almost 700 government offices found.”

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1 Comment

  1. This is a subject that is of great interest to me. Our local governments in my corner of Pennsylvania assume an adversarial position, and presume that if you are asking for information, you are up to no good. I believe in transparency in government, particularly at the lower levels, as the best insurance against mismanagement, self-service, and even tyranny. Keep up the good work on your site and with your part of making government information available and accessible to the citizenry.

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