A GOP holdout says he’d support a gift ban if elected governor. Advocates ask why not now?
Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman, R-Centre, is the only Republican in legislative leadership who has not vocalized support for the gift ban.
Will Pa. lawmakers finally pass real lobbying reform and a gift ban? | Mark O’Keefe
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
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
Pa. Republicans unveil lobbying reform package to address ‘most pressing loopholes’ in law
The reform package would impose new requirements for lobbyists and political consultants.
Pennsylvania’s lobbying disclosure law isn’t meeting its aim, oversight report finds
Pennsylvania’s lobbying laws suffer from a host of problems, including issues of transparency and enforcement, a report by a new legislative committee has found. “If the scope of the lobbying disclosure law is to figure out who spends money on who, I think the current law fails at both,” House Government Oversight Committee Chairman Seth […]
New House oversight panel’s first report will tackle lobbying reform, chairman says
The report will provide a before and after look at a 2017 rewrite of how much hired guns must reveal about their Capitol doings.
End of an era: ‘Lobbyist Room’ at the back of the Pa. House closes its doors, report
Another anachronism falls victim to technology and progress.