Secret House panel investigation of Philly lawmaker cash payments seems dead

The much-rumored internal House investigation into alleged ethics violations by members receiving cash bribes appears to have stalled out.

The allegations of the quid-pro-quo came from an investigation dropped by Attorney General Kathleen Kane early in 2014 and subsequently picked up by Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Government Reform Caucus Urges Action on Gift Bans

Sen. Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin) and Rep. George Dunbar (R-Westmoreland), co-chairmen of the Government Reform Caucus, held a press conference in the Capitol Media Center on Monday to urge action on bills that would require certain financial disclosures.

Rep. Dunbar explained that HB 1872 and SB 750 would require the reporting of any gift worth more than $50 and any expenses related to transportation, hospitality, or lodging worth more than $100. Sen. Teplitz explained that the bicameral, bipartisan caucus was formed last year with the goal of developing legislation that would make a wide variety of reforms to state government.

Monday, April 7, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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