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(Former Pa. House member Harold James, center, leaves Dauphin County Court after pleading guilty in a controversial corruption case.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Two Guilty Pleas in Controversial Philadelphia Political Corruption Case

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.

06/01/2015

(Pa. state representative Vanessa Lowery Brown, in undercover surveillance video.  Image provided by Phila. DA)

Phila. DA Reopens Corruption Charges Against 2 Pa. State Lawmakers

State 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.

12/16/2014

(Pa. Rep. Vanessa Brown, at lectern, speaks with reporters.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

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).

12/08/2014

(Dominique De Armond said she became disaffected in her goal to become a Philadelphia school principal.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Legislators See Better Chance For Bill Requiring Merit-Based Teacher Layoffs

Supporters of the legislation say the situation in Philadelphia is shining a new light on the process of teacher furloughs in Pennsylvania.

10/01/2013