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The Philadelphia Board of Ethics announced the 2020 lobbying training schedule. The virtual training will cover ethics rules, registering, and filing expense reports with the Board of Ethics. At this time, it is not mandatory to attend one of the […]

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Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney

On May 1, Mayor Jim Kenney signed Ordinance No. 190083 amending the city’s provisions regarding campaign contributions, transition and inauguration committees, and campaign finance disclosures. Ordinance No. 190083, increased contribution limits for persons other than individuals from $11,900 to $12,000 […]

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The Philadelphia Board of Ethics passed changes to Regulation No. 1, the Board’s campaign finance rules. Among the changes, the Board added a definition for a former candidate, clarified electronic filing requirements, and now requires political committees to file a […]

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Mayor Jim Kenney signed an executive order this week making changes to the city’s ban on gifts to executive branch employees. Executive Order 10-16 specifically mentions lobbyists as a prohibited source of gifts, whereas the previous administration’s order only mentions […]

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The Philadelphia Board of Ethics has voted to approve, for public comment, proposed amendments to the city’s lobbying regulation. The proposed changes to Regulation 9 include a substantial reorganization as well as more substantive changes such as increasing the lobbyist […]

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The city Ethics Board released new contribution limits for city candidates on January 11. Candidates for city offices may accept up to $3,000 in a calendar year from an individual contributor, an increase from the previous limit of $2,900. Groups […]

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City Council President Darrell Clarke introduced a measure to increase the transparency of money donated to city elections. With the mayoral race hitting its stride, independent expenditure PACs are making their presence known, donating millions to support their candidate of […]

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The Philadelphia Board of Ethics approved amendments to the city’s campaign finance rules this week. Included in the amendments is a more expansive definition of third party support of a candidate. Campaign materials produced by a candidate and subsequently used […]

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