EDITORIAL: Celebrating 10 years of open records in Pennsylvania

EDITORIAL: Celebrating 10 years of open records in Pennsylvania: The Right to Know Law now guarantees citizens the right to obtain public records from state and local agencies in Pennsylvania. It also guarantees your right to obtain legislative records from the Pennsylvania General Assembly and financial records from the state judicial systems.

The law also set up the state Office of Open Records, an independent agency, to handle disputes over the law and questions about which records should and should not be available for inspection. Gov. Rendell named attorney Terry Mutchler as the first state Open Records chief. The position is now filled by Eric Arneson.

Published by Mutchler Lyons

Partners Terry Mutchler and Charlie Lyons joined forces to create a new firm dedicated to serving a wide array of clients as they navigate the growing and critically important area of Transparency Law. Mutchler Lyons manages client challenges at the intersection of Media, Law and Government, with a focus on helping agencies, corporations and the media navigate open records, freedom of information, and right to know laws.