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Pennsylvania's House State Government Committee will consider a bill prohibiting public officers, candidates for public office and public employees from accepting cash gifts and a separate bill that would allow for the sale of the lieutenant governor’s residence. Read more
Senate President John Cullerton announced his retirement Thursday as the General Assembly wrapped up its last session day of the year, and the FBI continued its investigation into alleged political corruption in the senate and other elements of Illinois government. Read more
Public defenders in Louisiana get extra funding when their clients are convicted, creating perverse incentives that make it harder to establish trust between poor defendants and their attorneys, advocates said Thursday. Read more