State Rep. Jordan Harris, D-Philadelphia, speaks during a news conference at the Pa. Capitol on March 7, 2023 (Photo by Amanda Mustard for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

A Cleaner Slate: Pa. House approves expanded 2nd chance law | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 7, 2023

The bill cleared the House on a 189-14 vote and heads to the state Senate.


Expanding clean slate creates real second chances, alleviates workforce shortages | Opinion

BY: - May 23, 2023

Expanded record clearance will help facilitate employment, putting more money in the pockets of consumers and communities.

Lawmakers establish legislative Black-Jewish caucus

BY: - May 1, 2023

Speaking with lawmakers at the Capitol on Monday, Harris said that the idea for the caucus came from conversations he and Solomon had about the history Black Americans and Jewish Americans have had in supporting each other. 

Africatown Groundbreaking

Philly’s Africatown project to get $9M in state aid

BY: - November 29, 2022

The corridor is intended to become a tourism destination in a community that is home to African and Caribbean immigrants, officials said.

‘This is a people issue’: Pa. lawmakers, advocates push for Clean Slate expansion

BY: - August 31, 2022

Reps. Sheryl Delozier, R-Cumberland, and Jordan Harris, D-Philadelphia, have proposed expanding the Clean Slate law.


Rittenhouse verdict will ’embolden vigilantes,’ anti-gun violence group warns | Monday Coffee

BY: - November 22, 2021

The teen's 'military-style rifle and the threatening manner in which he wielded it only served to heighten tensions and invite deadly conflict,' Adam Garber, of CeaseFire Pa, said.

Pa. Rep. Harris, House’s 2nd ranking Democrat, says he has COVID-19

BY: - November 18, 2020

(*This developing story will be updated) House Minority Whip Jordan Harris, D-Philadelphia, has COVID-19. Harris is House Democrats’ second-in-command. Without giving a date, Harris said he was exposed to the coronavirus from a constituent. When informed about the potential exposure, he immediately quarantined and tested positive. The House Human Resources Office, through contact tracing with […]

With election results unresolved, General Assembly delays internal leadership elections

BY: - November 9, 2020

With a number of key legislative races still undecided amid the slow count of mail-in ballots, some of the internal elections to decide who will lead the four partisan caucuses in the House and Senate have been delayed. A week after each election, state lawmakers traditionally return to the Capitol to pick which of their […]

Pa. House falls two votes shy of overturning Wolf’s restaurant occupancy veto

BY: - October 20, 2020

For the fourth time, the Pennsylvania House has failed to override Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of a bill limiting his authority to regulate public health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

As Democrats aim to flip the House, a top lawmaker took $600K from school choice donor trying to stop them

BY: - October 14, 2020

The No. 2 Democrat in the Pennsylvania House has taken hundreds of thousands of dollars in political donations from a group that’s funded at least $3.5 million in ads targeting vulnerable Democratic colleagues in an election in which control of the chamber is seen as up for grabs. House Minority Whip Jordan Harris, D-Philadelphia, raked […]

On 55th anniversary of Voting Rights Act, Black lawmakers stress importance of voting in November

BY: - August 6, 2020

State Rep. Jordan Harris' mother is 55 years old. For her, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which guaranteed Black Americans' right to vote, isn't ancient history. It's a day that exists within living memory.


Pa.’s African-American, Jewish-American communities are united in the fight for justice | Opinion

BY: - July 31, 2020

The past collaboration in the fight against oppression between our communities has strengthened African-Americans and Jewish-Americans alike.