Senator John Eichelberger

Government Reform Caucus Supports Partial Gift Ban

Jun 15, 2015

When Gov. Tom Wolf took office earlier this year, one of his first items of business was implementing a gift ban. That set a ban on gifts to all political appointees and state workers. But lawmakers didn’t fall under that umbrella.

A bill (HB43) has been introduced in Harrisburg that would ban large gifts to elected officials in part to help restore public trust.

Drivers never want to see flashing red and blue lights signaling them to pull over, especially if you’ve lost your proof of insurance card.

But Gov. Tom Corbett signed legislation last week that will go into effect Feb. 21 making it easier for drivers to keep track of their information.

“When you need to show proof of insurance if you’re stopped by a police officer and asked for that, you can show your insurance identification information on your smartphone instead of having it on a piece of paper,” said Sen. John Eichelberger (R-Blair).