Today I will introduce a package of bills aimed at reforming government in Pittsburgh and ending “pay-to-play” politics.  The legislation includes:

  1. Campaign Finance Reform legislation that sets donation limits per election.
  2. The creation of an online, searchable database of all campaign contributions and contracts.
  3. The elimination of no-bid contracts.
  4. The Lobbyist Registration Act, which will require the annual registration of all lobbyists in Pittsburgh.
  5. The Lobbyist Disclosure Act, which will require all RFP responses to disclose all finders fees and payments to lobbyists.

For too long, Pittsburgh has operated under a “pay-to-play” system.  Today is just the first step to bring transparency, fairness, and financial responsibility to City government.