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Confessions of a participation trophy liberal – and what it tells you about Pa. politics | Opinion

BY: - April 6, 2022

Compromise and bipartisanship is out the window in the Pa. General Assembly. We need a better dialogue.

Survey: Most 2022 governor candidates back gift ban for Pa. pols

BY: - March 21, 2022

Reformers March on Harrisburg surveyed 16 candidates for the top spot, 10 said they'd back a ban.

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March on Harrisburg crashed a speech. It was a civics class in real time | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 1, 2022

Yes, the people who crashed Majority Leader's Kerry Benninghoff's speech were noisy. That's the point.

Gift ban advocates call Benninghoff the latest holdup; House GOP says it’s a ‘work in progress’

BY: - December 26, 2021

Santa and his helpers, organizers with March on Harrisburg, weren’t asking or figgy pudding; they were asking the Republican-controlled Legislature to pass a gift ban.

A GOP holdout says he’d support a gift ban if elected governor. Advocates ask why not now?

BY: - November 21, 2021

Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, is the only Republican in legislative leadership who has not vocalized support for the gift ban.

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Will Pa. lawmakers finally pass real lobbying reform and a gift ban? | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - November 7, 2021

The calendar is tight -- but lawmakers can get it done with some actual political will.

‘Just ban gifts’: Pa. House panel unanimously approves gift ban bill

BY: - October 26, 2021

State lawmakers may currently receive unlimited gifts under Pennsylvania’s current Ethics Act, including from lobbyists, as long as they report gifts worth more than $250 on annual forms disclosing financial interests

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Located: Bipartisanship in Harrisburg | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - May 29, 2021

Republican lawmakers are pressing for lobbying reform, but a gift ban remains out of reach.

Confined to Zoom no more, activists return to state Capitol to hold lawmakers to account

BY: and - April 20, 2021

After being shut out for much of the last year, activists of all stripes are returning to the stately marble steps and gilded interior of the Pennsylvania Capitol.

Gun rights and gift ban grab lawmakers’ attention with set of Capitol rallies

BY: - September 29, 2020

The Pennsylvania Capitol echoed with the voices of the people Tuesday with two separate rallies, from two groups seeking very different things.

Pension travel policy reforms meet pushback from teachers

BY: - June 11, 2020

Teachers sitting on the Pennsylvania’s educator pension board voiced their concerns Thursday with a reform proposed by the state’s Democratic treasurer and a Republican lawmaker. The brief, polite disagreement over how to reform the transparency and approval travel costs at the Public School Employees Retirement System comes in response to undisclosed trip expenses at the […]

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So about that legislative gift ‘ban’ bill | Editorial Cartoon

BY: - November 23, 2019

A Pa. House Committee advanced a gift ban bill this week. It ends cash gifts to lawmakers and limit the value of other presents or travel that lawmakers can accept from lobbyists and other private citizens.