Located: Bipartisanship in Harrisburg | Editorial Cartoon
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
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
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
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 […]
So about that legislative gift ‘ban’ bill | Editorial Cartoon
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.
Pa. House Committee advances gift ban bill
The compromise bill didn't go as far as some good government advocates would have preferred, but they welcomed Tuesday's committee vote
The Legislature is back. Here’s three things to watch for this week | Monday Morning Coffee
Buckle up, folks. This could be the last voting session of calendar 2019. And there's plenty of potential for mischief under the dome.
Turzai lends support to gift ban after activists shower lawmakers with dollar bills, get arrested
Twenty activists were arrested at the Capitol on Monday, after dropping dollars labeled “bribe” and blocking a building entrance in an attempt to pressure the state House to pass what they say is a long overdue gift ban. The activists came from March On Harrisburg, a grassroots anti-corruption organization, at the conclusion of a nine-day […]