Lawmakers Call for Public Integrity Commission
In the wake of convictions, indictments, and investigations of Pennsylvania lawmakers and staff, several legislators have called for a new Public Integrity Commission. The Commission would replace the current Ethics Commission, and put some teeth into it.
The new legislation has bipartisan support, with Reps. Curt Schroder (R-Chester) and Eugene DePasquale (D-York) as the primary sponsors (click here for a press release from Rep. Schroder).
The proposal has received praise from good-government groups like Democracy Rising PA and gubernatorial candidate Dan Onorato.
A common-sense reform like this with strong bi-partisan and public support might even have a chance of passing.