The Pennsylvania Society of News Editors is disappointed in Gov. Tom Wolf’s attempt to dismiss the executive director of the Office of Open Records.
The Pennsylvania attorney general’s office on Thursday asked for more time before a hearing about who should serve as director of the state Office of Open Records.
Republicans who control the Pennsylvania Senate sued Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday over his firing of his predecessor’s appointee as head of the state Office of Open Records, adding fuel to a partisan clash during the new chief executive’s first week in office.
The lawsuit filed in Commonwealth Court contends that Erik Arneson, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s appointee and a petitioner in the lawsuit, is entitled to serve a full six-year term and that Wolf terminated him without cause in “an unlawful power grab.”