2008-11-27 / Local & State

PA Record Copies Limited To $.25 A Page

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Starting next year, Pennsylvania citizens looking for copies of most public records won't be charged more than a quarter a page.

That's according to a ruling the state's new open-records chief plans to issue Monday.

Terry Mutchler heads the fledgling Office of Open Records. She was required to establish the new fee schedule under the expanded state Right to Know Law that takes effect Jan. 1.

The new schedule covers the executive branch of state government, as well as county and municipal governments and school districts.

It does not cover the judicial branch, where the three statewide appellate courts charge $1 a page for copies, or the legislative branch, where the House of Representatives charges 50 cents a page.

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