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How a controversial gun crime provision passed under the noses of Philadelphia’s lawmakers

BY: - July 12, 2019

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

BY: - June 28, 2019

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: - April 10, 2019

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

BY: - April 3, 2019

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

BY: - March 21, 2019

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.

BY: - February 11, 2019

The new House Democratic whip is savvy enough to forge allies in unlikely places.

COMMENTARY

Here’s what your uHaul rental tells us about Pa.’s importance in 2020 | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 11, 2019

It's a very different kind of immigration debate.