Government & Politics

Johnson-Harrell to resign House seat Dec. 13 over criminal charges

Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, the West Philadelphia Democrat who’s been charged with embezzling more than $500,000 from a nonprofit she ran, will leave the state House late next week. 

Metcalfe to join Pennsylvania panel that reviews plan for climate action

One of the General Assembly’s most vocal climate change skeptics has been tapped to review state plans to combat rising global temperatures.

Under threat from mayor, City Council agrees to push back start date of changes...

On Thursday, City Council advanced a proposal to phase out the subsidy incrementally for residential construction, with the legislation going into effect on Dec. 31, 2020.

Grilling law school profs, U.S. House Republicans only showed off their ignorance | John...

Instead of shouting at each other, GOP lawmakers should have listened for a few minutes. Who knows? They might even have learned something.

Philly Mayor Jim Kenney threatens to kill tax abatement bill

The current City Council bill has enough support to override a veto and make it law, but it doesn't have enough time.

Philly City Council committee tables bill to subsidize lead remediation costs for landlords

The delay won the blessing of the proposal’s main sponsor, at-large Councilman David Oh, a Republican.

These are the most — and least — charitable states in the USA. How’d...

You're a generous lot, Pennsylvania. Be proud of it.

Johnson-Harrell case trips up Dems in the 190th District — again

Wednesday during a press conference where Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced that Johnson-Harrell, winner of a March special election, would give up her seat in the state House and plead guilty to stealing more than $500,000 from her nonprofit. Expected to resign at any time, Johnson-Harrell’s fall comes on the heels of the 2018 resignation of Lowery Brown, who was convicted on bribery charges in October 2018.

Abuse of power, bribery, obstruction: Democrats’ impeachment plan takes shape

The hearing comes after the House Intelligence Committee approved a report Tuesday night that details allegations that Trump abused his power by pressuring Ukraine’s president to investigate Trump’s political rival. 

Fraud, transparency and sexual harassment under review as AG DePasquale announces Revenue Dept./Pa. Lottery...

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced plans to audit the Department of Revenue and the Lottery.