A report on the Student Press Law Center website reports that a proposed law that would make Penn State and other Pennsylvania state-related colleges subject to the same open records laws as state agencies is likely to die on the vine.
Penn State, which has given transparency and accountability issues their highest profile in years looks like it will be able to continue the culture of obfuscation that cost football coach Joe Paterno and key administrators their jobs.
From the SPLC story:
“Though Penn State is not required to release certain records, Department of Public Information Director Lisa Powers said in an email that the school is focused on accountability and has chosen to release some financial information beyond what is required.“
Well. Isn’t that nice.