Government Affairs

PNA’s lobbyists review thousands of legislative proposals during every two-year session of the General Assembly, monitoring each and sharing PNA’s perspective on bills that have a potential impact, positive or negative, on the industry or on journalists’ ability to gather news. 

Legislative Alerts

2015-2016 Legislative Session News

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Pending Legislation 

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HB 1538

LNP (Lancaster)
Taking a stand for government transparency
Commentary: In Pa., a misguided attempt to protect police

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Tony Norman: Handle the truth of a shooter's name

Tribune-Democrat (Johnstown)
Letter to the Editor | A pill we should not swallow
Local NAACP opposes bill to protect IDs of cops in shootings

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Line of duty: The names of police who shoot must be released 

Beaver County Times
Shielding police is bad public policy 

Bucks County Courier Times (Levittown)
Hiding officers' names a policy of secrecy

The Philadelphia Inquirer
Bill promotes police secrecy
Pa. bill undermines attempts at police reform

​LNP (Lancaster)
Bill in state Legislature that hinders transparency is not the way to protect police
Rolling back Right to Know

Ernie Schreiber editorial on House Bill 1538



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