Right to Know Law Article by Michael G. Crotty, Esquire & Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire Featured in Borough News Magazine

Siana Bellwoar proudly recognizes partners, Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire and Michael G. Crotty, Esquire for their recently featured article, The Right to Know Law and the Sunshine Act, Balancing Transparency and Confidentiality in Local Government in the December 2017 issue of PSAB’s Borough News Magazine. Read the full article here: The Right to Know Law and…

PA Act 172 by Michael G. Crotty, Esquire

PA Act 172: A (Tax) Break for Volunteer Firefighters With Act 172, municipalities have another tool to recognize the critical service of volunteer firefighters and emergency responders. In a nutshell, Act 172 allows municipalities to give certain tax breaks to volunteers in acknowledgment of their service – specifically, from municipal earned income and real estate…

Supreme Court Pulls No Punches: Highlights Procedural Due Process Deficiencies Under the Right To Know Law

As discussed in Michael G. Crotty’s previous article, Right to Know Clearinghouses for Personal Information No More: Supreme Court Declares Constitutional Right to Informational Privacy for School Teachers, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently handed down a landmark decision in Pennsylvania State Education Association v. Commonwealth et al. concerning public school teachers’ constitutional right to informational…