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.