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(Shane Creamer of the city's Board of Ethics, left.  Ellen Kaplan of the watchdog group Committee of 70, right.
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Phila. Lawmakers OK $99 Limit On Gifts To City Workers — With Exceptions

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.

02/24/2014

(Philadelphia City Hall.  File photo by Tony Hanson)

Phila. Ethics Board Moves Closer To Specific Bans on Gifts For City Employees

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.

01/29/2014

(Philadelphia city councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, in 2012 file photo.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

Attorney For Phila. Councilwoman Fuming Over Ethics Board Online Post

The Ethics Board, saying it is required by law to do so, posted an opinion that Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown’s attorney says was clearly referring to her.

09/25/2013

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Local Foundation Halts Grants to City of Philadelphia

The William Penn Foundation, has placed a hold on grants to the city while it awaits clarification of lobbying restrictions.

02/13/2013

(Philadelphia city councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, in 2012 file photo.  Credit: Mike Dunn)

City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown Fined For Ethics Violations

Ethics board executive director Shane Creamer says these include reporting violations, excess contributions received by her campaign committee, and improper handling of contributions.

01/28/2013

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Two Employees Of Retiring Philadelphia Councilwoman Fined By Board Of Ethics

Two employees of Councilwoman Donna Miller were fined by the Philadelphia Board of Ethics for using time and materials on the job for campaign activities.

12/13/2011

(File photo: Philadelphia City Hall.   Credit: Tony Hanson)

Philadelphia City Council Continues Work To Tweak Lobbying Oversight Law

It was originally supposed to go into effect last July, but has yet to be implemented as city officials try to make adjustments to it.

09/28/2011

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