Shane Creamer (left), of the city’s Board of Ethics, backed the limit. Ellen Kaplan of the watchdog group Committee of 70 (right), thinks it should be lower.
Not only is the city’s 50-year-old law currently covering such gifts quite vague, but it fails to set specific limits on the value of gifts that city workers can accept.
Commonwealth Court Judge Robert Simpson is expected to layout the timeline for the remainder of the case, including the date when a final decision on the voter ID law could be made.
City officials say not to worry, they’ll get it done in time.
Play by the rules. That’s the word from Philadelphia’s election watchdog group, The Committee of 70.
Nearly one in five Philadelphia voters do not have the most common form of identification that will be required for casting ballots in November, acording to data released by state election officials.