Governor Tom Wolfe wants to ban gifts to all elected state officials and to suspend pay for himself, lawmakers and their top aides when they have not fully enacted a budget by the annual deadline. Wolf, a first-term Democrat seeking re-election, is outlining a government reform proposal on today that also includes better campaign finance disclosure and a requirement that lawmakers provide receipts when seeking reimbursement for expenses. Wolf stopped the practice of accepting gifts among people under his authority when he took office three years ago, but that does not apply to state legislators and other elected state officials. The governor wants limits on political campaign contributions and disclosure of donations made by people seeking government contracts.

Source: Local News