‘Glaring giant loophole: Philly Council members have to report who pays them, but not their spouses

There is currently no proposal to add spousal income to the disclosure forms, but several members said they would support such a change.

“Instead of giving favors or gifts directly to a candidate, there’s an opportunity to give those things to a person the elected official cares about,” said Khalif Ali, executive director of the good government group Common Cause PA. “That’s what I call a potential loophole.”