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Lack of interest, shortage of funds hinder better policing of ethics in the Pennsylvania Legislature.
The Pennsylvania House and Senate refused to release any records they might have showing how many ethics complaints they had received.
An ethics-focused executive branch could boost those who want to continue efforts to improve Pennsylvania’s legislative ethics.
There sometimes is overlap between Pennsylvania legislators’ official duties and outside interests.
Pennsylvania lawmakers rarely abstain from voting on legislation related to their outside interests.
Pennsylvania’s “full-time” legislators often have outside income, with little disclosure or oversight.
Other than pornographic emails, a state Supreme Court review found no improper email between the court and Attorney General’s office.
Tom Wolf will be sworn as the state’s 47th governor on Jan. 20.
The Ethics Commission is in charge of oversight, but it’s largely toothless. Are there solutions to prevent conflicts of interest?
The program includes open house at the governor’s mansion, a children’s program and an evening “Let’s Get Started” celebration.
A state legislator sits on a committee and votes on bills that could affect his outside financial interests. Is this OK?
Eugene DePasquale put out a report highlighting the $1.5 billion in property taxes charitable organizations don’t pay in 10 counties.
Lancaster County lawmaker says he’ll introduce bill that would ban nearly all gift to public officials and employees in the state.
The state police Internet system and background check databases were out of commission for about two hours.
Philadelphia District Attorney R. Seth Williams is expected to charge state Reps. Reps. Ronald G. Waters and Vanessa Lowery Brown.
They were charged by Philadelphia authorities after state Attorney General Kathleen Kane refused to prosecute, saying the case was flawed.
Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has announced his picks for three top staff positions, with one post going to former primary rival John Hanger.
Tom Wolf’s spokesman Jeffrey Sheridan says that Pennsylvania’s governor-elect will pay “full market value” for the security services.
With three seats at stake, next year’s state Supreme Court elections promise bruising battles that will reshape the court for a generation.
The president met with seven governors-elect, including Pennsylvania’s Tom Wolf, at the White House.
Gov. Tom Corbett and Gov.-elect Tom Wolf spent about $9 million between them in the final five weeks of the campaign.
Tom Wolf says he plans to highlight Pennsylvania’s role as a keystone to the U.S. economy because of its many ports, railways and highways.
The audit includes a review of special assistants, a line of inquiry prompted by questions about the workload of Ron Tomalis.
With bipartisan and public support, governor-elect Tom Wolf will likely make a Marcellus Shale severance tax a legislative priority.
Gov.-elect Tom Wolf faces a budget shortfall of $1.85 billion next fiscal year due partly to one-time budget-balancing measures.
Incoming Gov. Tom Wolf and his transition team are working fast to name Cabinet officers and other key personnel for a new administration.
Tom Wolf and five other governors-elect will meet with the president about the economy.
The subsidized, Medicaid-like insurance program Gov. Tom Corbett has spent two years planning could be dismantled by Gov.-elect Tom Wolf.
The filing contends that former state Rep. Bill DeWeese’s trial attorney didn’t represent him effectively.