Tired of Pennsylvania government scandals? A couple of state representatives thinks there ought to be a commission in charge of rooting that stuff out.
Rep. Eugene DePasquale (D-West Manchester Township), Rep. Curt Schroder (R-Chester County), Rep John Yudichack (D-Luzerne County) and Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery County) say the state should create a Public Integrity Commission.
It would be charged with “uncovering and investigating corruption at all levels of government within the Commonwealth,” according to a news release from the representatives. It would have both a law enforcement and education role. The goal, they say, is to “restore the public’s trust in state government. Decades of scandals involving ghost employees, job-selling, cover-ups and kickbacks for lucrative state contracts have led to a general distrust of Harrisburg and state government.”
They’re having a news conference about their proposed legislation at 3 p.m. Monday. You can watch a webcast here starting at 2:55 p.m.
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