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Transparency Zone, April 2022 Edition

9 May 2022

Some interesting final determinations from April of 2022. Some records are explicitly exempt under individual laws: The Local Taxpayer Bill of Rights exempts records that contain any information arising from tax investigations or audits, including records pertaining to the date on which an audit was commenced, since that would require the agency to reveal that … Continue reading Transparency Zone, April 2022 Edition


The Transparency Zone, March 2022 Edition

1 April 2022

Today we are unveiling a new monthly feature in our blog:  The Transparency Zone Each month, we will list final determinations of that are of interest, either for their topic or the RTKL nuance highlighted. While not all of them can be about finding buried gold or the secret location of a kangaroo, the OOR … Continue reading The Transparency Zone, March 2022 Edition


2021 Annual Report

15 March 2022

The Office of Open Records is proud to present its 2021 Annual Report. Read it here. Highlights from this year’s Annual Report include: 2,990 appeals were filed with the Office of Open Records in 2021, the busiest year ever. Of those, 2,384 appeals involved local agencies; 549 involved state agencies. Issued 2,913 decisions, the highest … Continue reading 2021 Annual Report


Docket Date Title County Status
20221264 05/27/2022 Andrew Holman and Commonwealth Foundation v. Bethlehem-Center School District Washington Withdrawn
20221032 05/27/2022 Lorraine Harmer v. Chester County Intermediate Unit 24 Chester Dismissed: Moot
20221021 05/27/2022 Amy Marchiano and Republican Herald v. Schuylkill County Schuylkill Denied
20220753 05/27/2022 Brock McCleary v. York Suburban School District York
20221200 05/26/2022 Ariel Shapell and ACLU of Pennsylvania v. Pennsylvania Board of Pardons Commonwealth Withdrawn
20221123 05/26/2022 Ariel Shapell and American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania v. Pennsylvania Board of Pardons Commonwealth Withdrawn
20221011 05/26/2022 David Bayne v. Lower Burrell City Westmoreland Partially Granted/Partially Denied
Date Organization
June 8, 2022, 10:00 AM Payment Issues and the Right-to-Know Law Webinar
June 8, 2022, 2:30 PM County Treasurers' Association RTKL Training
June 22, 2022, 10:00 AM The Right-to-Know Law for Law Enforcement Webinar
June 22, 2022, 12:00 PM ACLU Virtual Training
July 28, 2022, 12:50 PM PA State Association of Borough RTKL Update
August 10, 2022, 1:00 PM Commission for Community Colleges