With ban lifted, casinos’ political contributions need some basic limits By Philadelphia Inquirer September 24, 2018 at 10:00 pm Lawmakers in Harrisburg have been on break since June and only have a handful of session days scheduled in the fall. But once the largest “full-time” legislature in the country gets around to considering new bills, one priority is crafting a measure that limits political donations from people involved in the gambling industry. A federal court overturned the state’s previous ban on contributions from gambling interests, ruling the measure was too broad. But U.S. District Judge Sylvia H. Rambo suggested the legislature could explore ways to restrict political contributions from the gambling industry by more clearly defining who is subject to the ban or by limiting aggregate contributions. Harrisburg lawmakers should follow Judge Rambo’s advice.