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Judge’s finger on sunshine switch

Judge’s finger on sunshine switch

A Bloomsburg author’s challenge to a township agency’s claim of immunity to the state Right To Know law is in the hands of a Cumberland County judge. After about an hour of discussion, Judge Kevin A. Hess said he would “take it under advisement,” without specifying a possible time for a ruling.

Author sues townships organization for access to public information

Author sues townships organization for access to public information

In spite of publicity in recent years about state agencies being made more transparent, there remain plenty of road blocks to acquiring information which seemingly should be public. Such a situation faced Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania-based author and social issues journalist Walter M. Brasch earlier this year. “I was needing information for a book I was working on about fracking in the state,” he said. At issue was Act 13, signed into law in February.  Continue reading on Rock The Capital …