Incoming Office of Open Records director looks forward to advancing its transparency mission

By: Jan Murphy

HARRISBURG — The new executive director of Pennsylvania’s Office of Open Records sees the role she is taking on as a continuation of her current work at the state’s auditor general’s office in holding government accountable and transparent. 

Liz Gerloff Wagenseller takes over a position that has been held for the past six years by Erik Arneson, whose last day is Wednesday when his six-year term expires. Ms. Wagenseller said she spent two hours talking to Mr. Arneson on the phone on Sunday. She starts her new post on Jan. 19. Gov. Tom Wolf announced the appointment Monday.

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Gov. Wolf on open records bill he intends to veto: ‘I would have voted for it too’

By: The York Dispatch

Gov. Tom Wolf this week said that he would have backed legislation that aims to require his administration to process Right-to-Know Law requests during emergency declarations if he were a lawmaker.

Yet the Democrat still plans, later this week, to veto the legislation that lawmakers recently unanimously approved in both chambers.

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