The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran a story dealing with the controversy surrounding Democrat Senator Bob Mellow and his recent appointment to the board of Blue Cross of NEPA. Board members receive $25,000 annually plus up to $36,000 in bonuses. At issue, is whether the Senator’s board membership should preclude him from voting on measures like the proposed merger of Highmark Inc. and Independence Blue Cross.
The group, Rock the Capital, claimed to have filed an ethics complaint on WILK Radio Tuesday. Senator John Gordner, chairman of the ethics committee, could neither confirm nor deny that any such complaint has been received due to senate ethics rules.