Pa. Rep. Sims Didn't Report Travel Repayments, Collected Speaking Fees: Report

The Keystone State's first openly gay legislator is the latest Pennsylvania politician to come under scrutiny after an investigation reveals he toed the ethical line by using campaign funds to pay for some travel, failed to disclose thousands of dollars in travel reimbursements and collected more than $50,000 in speaking fees.

A report from City & State Pennsylvania says State Rep. Brian Sims (D - Phila.) did not divulge at least one trip that exceeded the $650 minimum state reporting requirement.

Initially denying the claim raised about a visit made to Microsoft's Seattle headquarters to speak about LGBT issues, Sims later dropped his refusal, the investigation shows.

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