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Pa. Gov. Josh Shapiro won’t share daily calendar, a departure from previous governor’s transparency

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro is declining to make public his daily calendar, a policy that obscures many of the details about who he meets with and what they discuss.

By Katie Meyer/Spotlight PA

York County agrees to improve public access to criminal court records in response to suit by Spotlight PA, others

The settlement resolves allegations that the clerk of courts improperly delayed or denied access to criminal court records.
By Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

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Pa. legislature’s redacted legal bills leave taxpayers guessing

In eight cases that began in 2021, or continued to be billed that year, the House and Senate wholly blacked out the reasons for hiring the private law firm, records obtained through a Right-to-Know request show

By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA and Sam Janesch/The Caucus

Legislation to track state government spending introduced in state Senate

Transparency in government is what every taxpayer expects, but there are limits to what they actually get.

By Merideth Bucher/WITF