'Roadmap to Reform' targets spending records - Pittsburgh Tribune-Review HARRISBURG - To find out how lawmakers spend tax money on meals, travel and a wide array of perks, people must submit a written request, notify the legislators involved, and then usually wait before getting a chance to inspect records at the state Capitol.
But legislative reform groups want to change that, saying each month's legislative expense reports should be available on the Internet.
That's among the items in the 'Roadmap to Reform,' an agenda embraced by liberal and conservative groups. They announced it Thursday, portraying the General Assembly as highly secretive and resistant to reform.
'Pennsylvania is unique in how very closed it is,' said Matthew Brouillette, president of the conservative Commonwealth Foundation.