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.


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

Pa. Republicans unveil lobbying reform package to address ‘most pressing loopholes’ in law

BY: - October 13, 2021

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

BY: - October 30, 2019

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 

BY: - October 9, 2019

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

BY: - April 1, 2019

Another anachronism falls victim to technology and progress.