Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Search for open records director held in secret

That sounds like a headline from The Onion. Pennsylvania's new open records law is a good thing. It puts the burden of proof on the government to show why a record should not be public, rather than on the person making the request to show why it should be, which is how we did it in the past. And it creates an agency for dealing with open records requests.

But this makes me laugh.
Six people interviewed for the post, but (Rendell spokesman Doug) Rohanna didn't name the candidates.

Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi, R-Delaware, who sponsored the open-records legislation, said he is troubled by the closed process used to identify potential candidates for the executive director's job.

He noted he saw no advertisement for the job.

Only in Harrisburg.

Andy in The Twilight Zone, errr, Harrisburg



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