Rock the Capital http://wesa.fm en Activists Renew Their Push To Ban Public Officials From Accepting Gifts http://wesa.fm/post/activists-renew-their-push-ban-public-officials-accepting-gifts <p>Government reform activists say they haven’t forgotten state lawmakers’ pledges to address the blind spots in Pennsylvania law on accepting gifts.<br /><br />On Tuesday in a relatively deserted state Capitol, Harrisburg’s most avid gadflies renewed their push to ban public officials from accepting any gifts.<br /><br />“This has to be statutory. It has to be legislation. It has to impact all three branches,” said Eric Epstein, of Rock the Capital.<br /> Wed, 28 May 2014 01:03:03 +0000 Mary Wilson 29952 at http://wesa.fm Reform Activists Get Head Start on Campaign to Oust PA's Top Judge http://wesa.fm/post/reform-activists-get-head-start-campaign-oust-pas-top-judge <p>Government reform activists say they’re getting a head start on their campaign against Pennsylvania Supreme Court Chief Justice Ron Castille.<br><br>The group Rock the Capital is listing 10 problems with Castille’s tenure, blasting the judge for what they&nbsp; describe as unethical behavior and incompetence in running the state’s court system.<br><br>Report author and longtime activist Tim Potts said he wants to hold debate-like forums with the Chief Justice on judicial administration and ethics, and why he thinks Castille should not get to stay on the bench.<br> Mon, 20 May 2013 21:38:03 +0000 Mary Wilson & WESA Staff 9888 at http://wesa.fm