2018-01-11 / Local & State

State, Counties, Cities Set Most Records Requests

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – A survey by Pennsylvania’s Office of Open Records says state government entities, cities and counties fielded the most Rightto Know Law requests last year.

About three-quarters of agencies at all levels say dealing with those requests took them an hour or less per week.

The report issued finds more than half of state government agencies that responded took in more than 100 requests last year, along with 40 percent of cities, about a third of counties and one in seven police departments.

About 1,300 agency open records officers responded to what is the first large-scale survey of their experience dealing with Right-to-Know Law requests.

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