Two Guilty Pleas in Controversial Philadelphia Political Corruption CaseThis 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.
Phila. DA Reopens Corruption Charges Against 2 Pa. State LawmakersState representatives Vanessa Lowery Brown and Ron Waters (both D-Phila.) are charged with taking cash from an undercover agent. Pennsylvania's attorney general had previously declared the cases dead.
Black Pa. Lawmakers Promise Response to Wave of Protests Over Deaths at Hands of Police"People were calling and saying, 'What are we going to do?' " noted state representative Vanessa Brown (D-Phila., at lectern).
Pa. Legislators See Better Chance For Bill Requiring Merit-Based Teacher LayoffsSupporters of the legislation say the situation in Philadelphia is shining a new light on the process of teacher furloughs in Pennsylvania.