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Philadelphia City Hall - by: David Torres, CC BY-SA 3.0

A special election for the vacant District 6 council seat is scheduled for May 17 in Philadelphia. The seat is vacant after Bobby Henon resigned following his conviction on conspiracy and fraud charges. The winner of the special election will […]

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Philadelphia City Hall - by: David Torres, CC BY-SA 3.0

Councilmember Bobby Henon resigned from the Philadelphia City Council following his conviction on conspiracy and fraud charges. The council president is expected to call a special election to fill the vacant District 6 seat for the remainder of the term […]

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Philadelphia from South Street Bridge - by King of Hearts

On April 9, the Philadelphia Board of Ethics announced the 2021 lobbying training schedule. The virtual lobbyist training covers the basic requirements of the city’s lobbying law for lobbyists, lobbying firms, and principals. The training will also cover the process […]

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Philadelphia from South Street Bridge - by King of Hearts

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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State Representative Vanessa Lowery Brown resigned on December 12 under protest. In October, she was convicted of bribery, conflict of interest, and failure to properly file a financial disclosure report. The state constitution prevents her from continuing to serve in […]

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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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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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A ban on contributions from lobbyists and PACs will be lifted for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. The ban was imposed by the party in 2008. According to the New York Times, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) will accept these […]

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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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Philadelphia passed ethics legislation providing a dollar limit on gifts during its March 20 meeting. The legislation prohibits all city officers and employees from receiving gifts worth more than $99 in a calendar year from any donor, and bans all […]

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A proposed ordinance setting a dollar limit for gifts has advanced out of committee. On February 24, the City Council’s Committee on Law and Government voted to submit the bill for Council action. The proposed ordinance prohibits gifts exceeding $99 […]

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