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Government Reform, Government That Works, The Blog, Transparency Pennsylvanians need to have confidence that decisions made by their government are the product of a robust competition of ideas, not rewards for the special interests with the deepest pockets.Right now, there are no limits on how much special interests can contribute to candidates.As part of his “Government That Works” Reform Plan, Governor Wolf supports strong campaign finance reform that would for the first time:Place limits on contributions to candidates seeking elected officeImplement aggregate limits for racesPlace sensible restrictions on Political Action Committees (PACs); andStrengthen reporting and disclosure requirements across the board.In addition, this legislation would prohibit the use of campaign funds for personal expenses, including legal fees.Pennsylvania is currently one of only twelve states that impose no contribution limits on individual donors. The Center for Public Integrity ranked Pennsylvania among the worst states on regulating political financing – giving us a grade of ‘F’ and a rank of 43 out of 50 states.From Pennsylvania’s report card:Are there regulations governing the financing of candidates and political parties? By: J.J. Abbott, Deputy Press Secretary In law, there are limits on political action committees’ donations to candidates and to political parties.NO BLOG: Time to End Unlimited Campaign Contributions in PA In law, there are limits on lobbyists’ donations to candidates and to political parties.NO In law, funds raised by outside groups in coordination with a candidate and then spent in support of that candidate are subject to donation limits.NO April 20, 2016 In law, there are limits on individual donations to candidates and to political parties.NO Read more posts about government reform.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf By enacting strong new campaign finance measures, we can help restore confidence in government, and curtail the role of campaign spending in our political process. In law, all current and former candidates/elected officials are prohibited from the personal use of campaign contributions.NO SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Mrs. Agnes (McKay) Hankins, age 93, of Vevay, Indiana, entered this life on January 3, 1923, in Craig Township in Switzerland County, Indiana, the loving daughter of the late, Thomas Dyer and Mary Emma (Lummer) McKay. She was raised in Switzerland County, Indiana, where she was a 1941 graduate of Vevay High School. Agnes was united in marriage on December 22, 1967, in Madison, Indiana, to the late, Gilbert Hankins. Agnes was a former employee for Reliance Electric in Madison, Indiana, retiring after 15 years of service and for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay, Indiana, for 4 years. She was a member of the Union Baptist Church in Lamb, Indiana. Agnes resided all of her life in the Switzerland County community. Agnes enjoyed farming and sewing and was a wonderful homemaker. Agnes passed away at 11:20 am, Saturday, December 31, 2016, at the Swiss Villa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Vevay, Indiana.Agnes will be dearly missed by her loving sister: Jean Romans and her husband: Norman of Vevay, IN; her step-daughter: Darlene Cohan of Port Charlotte, FL; her step-grandchildren: Dana Lynn Cairnie and Dee Scull; her step-great-grandchildren: Jeremy Liter, Brooke Cairnie and Breanne Cairnie and her several nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her parents: Thomas Dyer and Mary Emma (Lummer) McKay; her husband: Gilbert Hankins, died August 3, 2000; her sisters: Louise Stout, Ruth Hines, Alice Wheeler, Esther McKay and Edith Reed and her brothers: Thomas, Albert and Frederick McKay.Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, January 7, 2017, at 11:00 am, by Rev. Mike Barnes at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Interment will follow in the Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Indiana.Friends may call 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm, Friday, January 6, 2017, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana 47043.Memorial contributions may be made to Union Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.