Open records bill running into resistance in Pa. House

An update on this bill as written about on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette web site:

Saturday, February 02, 2008
By Tom Barnes, Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau

HARRISBURG — When a new open records bill sailed through the state Senate with unanimous approval this week, many legislators thought it would be a slam dunk in the House and quickly get to Gov. Ed Rendell.

But now questions have arisen about the bill, especially among some House Republicans. Also, Common Cause/Pennsylvania, the self-styled citizens’ lobby, is urging changes before the House acts on it.

Senate Bill 1, the open records bill, was expected to come up for a vote in the House next week, but now that timetable seems in doubt.

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