Philly’s Africatown project to get $9M in state aid
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
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
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
(*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
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
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
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
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
The past collaboration in the fight against oppression between our communities has strengthened African-Americans and Jewish-Americans alike.
A landmark criminal justice bill helped 1 million people get jobs and housing last year. But advocates say there’s more to be done.
Clean Slate took effect last June, one year after it passed with broad bipartisan support in Pennsylvania’s General Assembly.
We can’t address racial injustice in Pa. without fixing our unfair public school funding system | Opinion
At a time of great upheaval and change, and in the middle of a global pandemic, we have all been called to acknowledge and confront systemic racism.
‘New normal’ gives opportunity to create a better normal | Opinion
Our frontline workers are risking their lives every day to keep us safe and comfortable. This is the least we can do to keep them safe and comfortable too.