Pa. court delays by 1 day hearing on open records officer

Written by The Associated Press | Jan 30, 2015 3:22 PM

(Harrisburg) -- A Pennsylvania court is giving the attorney general's office an extra day to prepare for a hearing next week about who should be in charge of the state Office of Open Records.

Commonwealth Court issued an order today that pushed back to Wednesday a hearing on an injunction request by Erik Arneson, removed as the office's executive director by Governor Tom Wolf last week.

The court is also giving the attorney general's office, which represents Wolf, another day to file a written response to Arneson's lawsuit seeking to reclaim the job.

Arneson, a longtime Senate Republican aide, was appointed by Governor Tom Corbett a week before Democrat Wolf was sworn in on Jan. 20.

Wolf says the appointment lacked transparency and argues the director serves at the governor's will.

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