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Don’t Want Your Boss Implanting a Microchip Into Your Body? A Pa. Lawmaker Wants to Help With That

It’s been nearly two weeks since a Wisconsin company made the announcement that it would be implanting tiny microchips into the palms of willing employees. […]

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Sims on Ethics Investigation: “My Appearances Are Consistent With State Law”

The Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission has launched an investigation of state Rep. Brian Sims after a complaint was filed late last year alleging that he […]


Pennsylvania Graded “F” on Government Integrity, Because Obviously

The Center for Public Integrity — which is a non-profit, non-partisan news outlet focused on, you guessed it, public integrity — has ranked all 50 […]


Forcing Ethics onto the Mayoral Agenda

Terry Gillen may be out of the mayoral race, but it seems she can still shape the debate. In an Inquirer op-ed published yesterday, Gillen forcefully made […]


Ethics Panel Clears Ex-Mayor Street for Voting to Give Son’s Firm a Contract

Former Philadelphia Mayor John Street did not violate the state’s Ethics Act when he voted to give his son a contract with the Philadelphia Housing […]

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Ethics Board Aims to Clamp Down on Campaign Spending Loopholes

Looking ahead to the 2015 mayoral campaign, the Board of Ethics met yesterday to hash out a series of proposed changes to the city’s campaign-finance […]

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Nutter Signs Ethics Bill: No More Big Gifts to City Officials

It appears 2014 will be the year 20th century civic ethics came to 21st century Pennsylvania. The same week that state House and Senate  both […]


Did Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown Really Think She Could Get Away With This?

Earlier this week, local blogger Christopher Sawyer published a solicitation letter from Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, in which she clearly attempts to drum up business […]


City Council May Ban Cash Gifts for City Employees

Philadelphia City Council President Darrell L. Clarke and City Councilman Bill Green are pushing a bill that would ban cash gifts to city employees and […]