Wolf urging Pa. independent boards to ban gifts to employees

    Gov. Tom Wolf is urging more than two dozen independent state commissions, authorities and other agencies to ban gifts to their employees.

    The governor’s office says letters to each of the agencies are going out Tuesday.

    The Democrat signed an executive order on his first day in office barring the acceptance of gifts to all employees of the executive branch. Like the pre-existing code, it has an exception for gifts given by friends or relatives.

    Since then, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission have both adopted similar bans.

    Wolf says other independent agencies should follow suit.

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