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(City Council president Darrell Clarke, in Council chambers.  File photo by Steve Tawa)

New Bill Would Expand Disclosure Requirements on ‘Dark Money’ Ads in Philadelphia Races

City Council president Darrell Clarke has introduced a measure aimed at tackling the problem of unrestricted expenditures in support of candidates, paid for by independent PACs and not subject to the city’s limits on political contributions.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/23/2015

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Campaign Funding PACs Enter Philadelphia Politics

Political Action Committees have assumed a larger role in national elections. Now, they’re poised to play a much bigger role in Philadelphia city elections.

01/29/2015

(The "Protect PA Kids" web site.)

In Pennsylvania, Protecting Children is One PAC’s Sole Aim

PAC founder Susan Matthews says their key issue is reforming the statute of limitations in the wake of the Sandusky and Archdiocese of Philadelphia sex scandals.

10/16/2014

Former Southern New Jersey Representative Rob Andrews. (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

South Jersey Congressman Andrews’ PAC Cash Investigation Featured On 60 Minutes

Southern New Jersey Representative Rob Andrews is under investigation for unusual campaign spending by a Congressional Ethics Committee.

10/20/2013

(Steve Masters and members of the Pennsylvania Public Interest Research Group demonstrate outside the US courthouse in Philadelphia.  Credit: John Ostapkovich)

Philadelphia Protesters Urge Remedy to 2010’s ‘Citizens United’ Ruling

Speakers denounced the 2010 “Citizens United” decision, which opened the floodgates for corporate (and, to a lesser extent, union) donations to political action committees.

10/08/2013