The guilty plea to one count of conflict of interest entered by Michelle Brownlee comes just a week after guilty pleas from Representative Ronald Waters and former lawmaker Harold James.
This was the latest development in a sting operation that was shut down by the state attorney general and later resurrected by Philadelphia DA Seth Williams.
The bill is sponsored by Pa. Rep. Rick Saccone (R-Allegheny County), and co-sponsored by Rep. Ronald Waters (D-Phila., foreground).
Acknowledging that they have an uphill battle, several Democratic members of the Pennsylvania House today introduced a package of gun safety bills, including a measure to ban assault weapons.
Hundreds of activists on both sides of the gun control issue staged rallies on Wednesday at Pennsylvania’s capitol.
A group of state lawmakers and a civic organization in Philadelphia plans to offer a reward today, hoping to spark leads for police investigating the beating of a southwest Philadelphia community activist a week ago.