PA Ethics Commission Investigates Complaint Against Governor’s Aide


MARIE CUSICK/ STATEIMPACT PENNSYLVANIA FILE PHOTO: Gov. Tom Wolf aide, Yesenia Bane, speaking on a panel discussion at the Marcellus Shale Coalition's Shale Insight conference in 2016 in Pittsburgh.

The Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission is investigating a complaint against one of Gov. Tom Wolf’s top aides, for potentially mixing the public’s business with her own.

Wolf’s deputy chief of staff, Yesenia Bane, is married to a natural gas industry lobbyist. A review of her 2016 daily calendar by StateImpact Pennsylvania showed she was routinely involved in meetings and travel related to her husband’s clients.

Shortly after the story was published, Bane’s duties were changed. She no longer handles matters related to oil and gas regulation.

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