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Penn State alum starts fund for open records fight

November 11, 2013
Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — A Penn State alumnus is organizing a drive to fund his legal efforts to obtain records pertaining to the school's handling of the Jerry Sandusky child-sex scandal, and to make the school more transparent and subject to open records laws in the future.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ( ) reports Ryan Bagwell, a 2002 graduate of the university, is calling his effort the "Penn State Sunshine Fund." A university spokeswoman says the school is aware of Bagwell's announcement on Monday, but didn't have an immediate response to it.

Bagwell won an appeals court decision that he's entitled to see communications between Penn State's board of trustees and one of its members — Ronald Tomalis — who was state secretary of education at the time. The state Office of Open Records is still reviewing which records Bagwell is entitled to see.


Information from: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette,



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