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From conference calls to Zoom, local governments employ range of approaches to public meetings during pandemic

Digital divide remains a major challenge in some parts of Pennsylvania
By Benjamin Pontz

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Updated: April 7, 2020 | 4:36 pm

Legislature moves forward with bill permitting remote meetings during emergencies

Local governments across the state urged steps to clarify rules during emergency situations like the coronavirus outbreak
By Benjamin Pontz


Local governments still seeking guidance on open meetings rules amid coronavirus outbreak

"This is uncharted territory because this emergency order...involves social distancing directives, and, in a growing number of counties, it involves stay-at-home orders."
By Benjamin Pontz


State House votes to make agencies post agendas before meetings

Officials wouldn't be able to vote on anything that's not on the posted agenda, except when an emergency arises.
By The Associated Press