How a controversial gun crime provision passed under the noses of Philadelphia’s lawmakers
State House Democrats are expressing frustration with the communication breakdown that left them in the dark about concerns from progressive Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner over a bill passed during the final, frenzied hours of last month’s budget debate. According to a half a dozen Democratic lawmakers, some interviewed on the basis of anonymity to […]
Under Pennsylvania’s landmark Clean Slate law, 30 million criminal records are now eligible for automatic sealing
Supporters say the law will unlock the potential of thousands of Pennsylvanians who face housing and employment discrimination due to their criminal records.
House passes child sex abuse statute reforms, kicks them to Senate, Scarnati
By wide bipartisan margins, the House on Wednesday passed legislation to eliminate the criminal statute of limitations for child sexual abuse.
Meek Mill, Van Jones back Pennsylvania lawmakers’ push to reform parole and probation
A bipartisan coalition of activists and lawmakers gathered Tuesday to make the case.
House Democratic leaders work a cafeteria shift to build support for minimum wage hike
Wearing hairnets and plastic gloves, Rep. Jordan Harris and Rep. Joanna McClinton of Philadelphia — the Democratic whip and caucus chair, respectively — stocked Coke bottles and filled foam shells with BBQ chicken at the Capitol’s cafeteria Thursday morning to show solidarity with state food service workers. “We’re both about building consensus,” McClinton said. “And if we’re […]
Bipartisanship is passé. No one told Jordan Harris.
The new House Democratic whip is savvy enough to forge allies in unlikely places.
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It's a very different kind of immigration debate.