Philly Dems select new candidate for 190th special election

Philly Dems select new candidate for 190th special election

Democrats selected Movita Johnson-Harrell Sunday as their candidate for the 190th House district special election in March, according to sources familiar with the process.

 

The party leaders had to choose a new candidate after Darryl Thomas withdrew his name from nomination early Saturday morning. He was the second person linked to consideration torpedoed over residency concerns.

Monday, January 28, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
House Republicans call on Rep. Ellis to resign over sexual assault allegation

House Republicans call on Rep. Ellis to resign over sexual assault allegation

House GOP leaders are calling on one of their members, Rep. Brian Ellis (R-Butler), to resign following reports that the Dauphin County District Attorney is investigating a sexual assault allegation against the lawmaker.

The Philadelphia Inquirer first reported Thursday afternoon that Ellis was under investigation for allegedly having sex with a woman at his Harrisburg residence without her consent and while she was incapacitated. The incident allegedly took place in October of 2015. 
Monday, January 28, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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Pittsburgh City Council holds heated public hearing over gun control

Pittsburgh City Council holds heated public hearing over gun control

In the lobby of the Pittsburgh City-County building Thursday night, over one hundred residents and non-residents voiced their opinions to council members on much-debated gun legislation in an emotionally charged public hearing.

Friday, January 25, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Philadelphia City Council returns to Session

Philadelphia City Council returns to Session

Philadelphia’s City Council met for the first time in 2019 Thursday, passing three bills and amending another.

2019 is an election year for the city so all 17 seats in the council, along with the mayor and other citywide positions, will be campaigning. It was also the first session since Councilmember Blondell Reynolds Brown (D-At Large) announced she wouldn’t seek a sixth term in November.

Friday, January 25, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Tweets of the Week - January 21, 2018

Tweets of the Week - January 21, 2018

Check out the week as tweeted from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, January 25, 2019/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
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