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Sunshine On Government Keeps You Informed

A new Pennsylvania law protects your right to be informed about what issues government officials plan to deliberate or act upon at public meetings.

That means you get a heads up that township supervisors might OK a cellphone tower behind your house. Or that the county could raise your taxes. Or that your school district is preparing to lay off teachers.

Act 65 of 2021 requires government agencies to make meeting agendas available to the public at least 24 hours before a meeting. The law that took effect Aug. 29 and was sponsored by state Sen. Patrick J. Stefano (R-Fayette/Somerset/Westmoreland...


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