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State Rep Chris Rabb Wants to Give $65,000 a Year to People Who Are Wrongfully Convicted

In 2019, the state of Pennsylvania exonerated 14 citizens who had been wrongfully convicted and jailed, more than any year on record. Many had served […]

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Facing Charges, State Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell Says She Will Resign

This story has been updated. After making history earlier this year as the first Muslim woman elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, Movita Johnson-Harrell […]

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Brian Sims Slams State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe for “Homophobic” Rant

State Rep. Brian Sims is lambasting State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe for delivering what he called a “homophobic” rant that’s making the rounds online on Tuesday. That rant happened during […]

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Philly State Rep Running for Reelection Is a Convicted Felon

Leslie Acosta is the state representative for the 197th District in Philadelphia, a roughly Trojan horse-shaped district in North Philadelphia that is largely Latino. She […]


Will Brian Sims Fight Off Two Ballot Challenges?

When state Rep. Brian Sims dropped out of the 2nd Congressional District race last week, some political observers speculated that it meant he would have a smoother reelection […]


Brian Sims Just Dropped Out of the Congressional Race

The rumors that have been flying in Philadelphia’s political circles are true: State Rep. Brian Sims is dropping out of the 2nd Congressional District race and […]


In Pa., Immunization Not “Noncontroversial”

Last week, Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Schlossberg introduced HR 229, a resolution that would recognize April 24th to 30th as World Immunization Week in the state. […]


Church and State: Pennsylvania House Resolution Honors God

A resolution introduced yesterday by State Rep. John Lawrence, who represents the 13th legislative district, honors the Lord. Okay, it’s not a resolution praising God […]

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Pa. House Legislation Would Strip Welfare Benefits from Convicted Drug Dealers

Republican State Rep. Mike Regan, who lives in York County, has introduced legislation that would strip welfare benefits from those convicted of drug distribution. House […]