Phila. Ethics Board, PAC Linked To Local 98 Reach Settlement AgreementThe Philadelphia Board of Ethics and a political action committee linked to Local 98 of the Electrical Workers' union have settled up on a 2013 investigation into campaign finance reporting violations. A spokesman for the union says it 'was so insignificant it's not worth commenting on.'
Phila. Ethics Board Moves Closer To Specific Bans on Gifts For City EmployeesNot 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.
Attorney For Phila. Councilwoman Fuming Over Ethics Board Online PostThe 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.
Phila. Councilwoman Says She Will Not Comment on Former Aide's Guilty PleaJohn McDaniel, longtime associate and former campaign manager of Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown, pleaded guilty last week to stealing more than $100,000 from her 2011 campaign.
Councilwoman's Campaign Manager Admits Theft From Political Bank AccountThe former campaign manager for beleaguered Philadelphia city councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown has pleaded guilty to stealing about $100,000 from her campaign/political committee account.
City Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown Fined For Ethics ViolationsEthics board executive director Shane Creamer says these include reporting violations, excess contributions received by her campaign committee, and improper handling of contributions.
Local GOPer Files Ethics Complaint Over Nutter's Use of Staffers at Dem ConventionMayor Nutter went to the convention in Charlotte, NC with three police officers for security and two aides in tow. The administration puts the cost to taxpayers at just under $7,400.
Two Employees Of Retiring Philadelphia Councilwoman Fined By Board Of EthicsTwo employees of Councilwoman Donna Miller were fined by the Philadelphia Board of Ethics for using time and materials on the job for campaign activities.
Philadelphia City Council Continues Work To Tweak Lobbying Oversight LawIt was originally supposed to go into effect last July, but has yet to be implemented as city officials try to make adjustments to it.
Philadelphia Bar Assn. Withdraws Lobbying Lawsuit Against City of PhiladelphiaThe Philadelphia Bar Association has decided to withdraw its lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia -- at least for now -- over a new law regulating lobbyists.
Philadelphia Councilwoman Miller's Office Raided By Ethics WatchdogsStaffers from the Philadelphia Board of Ethics spent a few hours inside the third-floor City Hall office of Councilwoman Donna Reed Miller, carting away computers and boxes.