Who's minding the store for legislative ethics?

Lack of interest, shortage of funds hinder better policing of ethics in the Pennsylvania Legislature.

Ethics committees work in secret, don't release records

The Pennsylvania House and Senate refused to release any records they might have showing how many ethics complaints they had received.

School-based health centers help kids end abusive relationships, study finds

The centers can be a powerful tool in helping young people to understand what is OK in relationships, according to the study.

Governor-elect Wolf, reformers point to ways to improve ethics oversight

An ethics-focused executive branch could boost those who want to continue efforts to improve Pennsylvania’s legislative ethics.



New York cop killer had long rap sheet

Calls for peace come from across the spectrum as details about the shooter emerge.

After Ottawa attack, a renewed focus on statehouse security

States show wide range of approaches to securing capitol buildings.


Transparency in government

The City-county Building on Grant Street in Downtown Pittsburgh.
Many public officials have pledged to make information about their administrations readily available to the public.

How are city, county and state governments doing on those commitments? This page helps track the answer.


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