2011-05-12 / Local & State

Pa. High Court To Rule In Right-to-Know Case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Pennsylvania’s highest court will decide whether bids on a concessions contract at a minor league baseball stadium in Lackawanna County are public records, as a Scranton newspaper contends.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Tuesday it will consider whether a management company’s operation of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees and concessions at PNC Field in Moosic is a “government function” subject to the state Right-to-Know Law. The team is a New York Yankees affiliate.

The county court and state Commonwealth Court have upheld a state Open Records Office ruling in favor of The Times-Tribune of Scranton. The newspaper says taxpayers own the franchise and deserve to know whether they got the best deal on the contract.

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