Top Ten Pennsylvania Legislative Lobbying Gifts

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10) Shuttle Diplomacy” – Travel to Eagles football game
Cost: $670.
Location: Dallas.
Recipient: Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Philadelphia).
Donor: Philadelphia Eagles.

9) “Belt Tightening 101” – Travel to “fiscal leader seminar”
Cost: $915.
Location: Phoenix.
Recipient: Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Philadelphia).
Donor: Pew Center for the States.

8) “Tea for Two”
Cost: $1,017.
Location: Lunch at the Waldorf-Astoria, New York City.
Recipient: Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery).
Donor: Alpha Natural Resources (Coal company).

7) “Liberal” travel
Cost: $2,000.
Locations: Chicago and Atlanta
Recipient: Rep. Mark Cohen, (D-Philadelphia).
Donor: Conferences of progressive groups.

6) “Tune-Up”
Cost: Orchestra tickets for 2 = $2,000.
Location: Philadelphia.
Recipient: Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Philadelphia).
Donor: Philadelphia orchestra.

5) “Night at the Museum”
Cost: Tickets for 2 = $3,000.
Location: Philadelphia.
Recipient: Rep. Dwight Evans (D-Philadelphia)
Donor: Philadelphia National Museum of American Jewish History.

4) “Study Abroad”
Cost: “Priceless”
Location: Israel.
Recipients: Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) and Rep. Curt Schroder (R-Chester).
Donor: Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia.

3) Home Repair.
Cost: $12,136.
Location: Home.
Recipient: Sen. Stewart Greenleaf, R-Montgomery.
Donor: Anonymous retired builder, “”He refused to take any money.”

2) “Just Because I Can Travel”
Cost: $12,293.
Location: Ireland and Switzerland.
Recipient: Sen. John Pippy (R-Allegheny).
Donor: The Legislative Leadership Institute Academy of Foreign Affairs based in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

1) “Chinese Take-Out”
Cost: $19,000.
Location: China.
Recipient: Sen. John Pippy (R-Allegheny).
Donor: The Aspen Institute Rodel Fellowships in Public Leadership of Washington, D.C.

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