Legal Hotline: Sunshine Act & Committees

Q: A borough council facing budget shortfalls created a committee to offer advice and investigate potential funding streams. Our reporter asked when the first committee meeting will take place, but the borough…

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Legal Hotline: Bar/Restaurant Alcohol Advertising

Q: A few restaurant and bar advertisers want to advertise prices and extended happy hours. Can they do that? A: Yes, alcohol prices can appear in newspaper ads, and the Liquor Code…

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Legal Hotline: Proof of Publication 2019

Q: What does Pennsylvania law require a “Proof of Publication” to include? And, are we allowed to charge administrative fees in addition to the notary fee? A: The Newspaper Advertising Act sets…

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Legal Hotline: Clery Act 2019

Q: There are several colleges and universities in our circulation area, and I’m working on a story about crimes that occur on campus. I requested access to information about crimes from campus…

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