BILL TO BAN PRIVATE ELECTION FUNDS PASSES IN PA. HOUSE 

The Pennsylvania House has given final approval to a bill to ban private funding of elections.  The 113-90 vote was along party lines, with all Republicans voting in favor and all Democrats opposed.  A spokesperson for Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has said he opposes the bill in its current form. The measure was rooted in Republicans’ frustration over how 35-million-dollars of private money that flowed into the state to support elections last year reached only 24 of 67 counties. The bill now goes to the Senate.