HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (WHTM) – As the Pennsylvania House of Representatives returns to Harrisburg, Democrats in the Philadelphia area are proposing a new ethics package focused on campaign and lobbying reform.
and memo Rep. Joe Webster (D-Montgomery) told his House colleagues on Tuesday that current state law imposes unlimited contributions to state and local candidates, the ability for lawmakers to receive gifts, and the ability for former lawmakers to become lobbyists. has been banned for only one year.
“Current ethics laws are riddled with loopholes that lead to corrupt influences controlling state governments,” said Webster.
Under a new ethics reform package announced Tuesday, Webster is proposing to limit campaign contributions for all candidates running for office in Pennsylvania.This measure would change Pennsylvania’s donation limits to Federal Election Commission Restrictions for federal candidates.
The second bill would allow public officials and public employees to receive transportation, lodging, entertainment, cash, gifts, or anything of economic value from anyone seeking a contract, business, or financial relationship, or The bill also updates the Personal Financial Interest Statement to increase transparency.
The third and final law prohibits civil servants and civil servants from becoming paid lobbyists for five years after leaving office.
“Join me with me to show the people of Pennsylvania that it’s time to put the responsibility of state government back to the people,” Webster said.
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