Northumberland County President Judge Robert B. Sacavage has sought advice from the state on how to proceed with Commissioner Vinny Clausi’s request for credit-card receipts from the Adult Probation Department.More here.
The issue has mushroomed into a debate over the public’s right to know, separation of powers and record-keeping procedures in the county.
The News-Item has filed official requests for the same documents through the Pennsylvania Right to Know Law (RTK) and Rule of Judicial Administration 509. While the RTK request was denied, the court has 10 days from the day of receipt, which was Wednesday, to respond to the Rule 509 request.
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Penn. newspaper denied credit-card receipts
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