A Black lawmaker is crusading for mandatory minimums. He’s raising a lot of eyebrows

BY: - April 1, 2021

Rep. Amen Brown wants to progressively increasing mandatory minimum sentences for “any previously convicted felon who is found to be in possession of an illegal firearm.”

Former Pa. Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell tested positive for COVID-19 after being released early from prison

BY: - April 21, 2020

By The Philadelphia Tribune PHILADELPHIA — Former state Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell tested positive for the coronavirus days after being released from Philadelphia county jail. She’s one of the hundreds of inmates not being tested before getting sent home early in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19. She says the jail does temperature checks […]

It’s a familiar sight: Voters in Philly’s 190th House District will vote in another special election

BY: - February 10, 2020

The winner of the 190th state House District seat, if she intends to seek re-election, will have to hit the campaign trail again for the April 28 primary to get on the November ballot.

Former Pa. Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell pleads guilty to stealing from nonprofit she ran, report

BY: - January 23, 2020

A former Democratic state lawmaker from West Philadelphia faces three months in jail in Philadelphia after pleading guilty to charges that she stole more than $500,000 from a nonprofit she ran.

Johnson-Harrell replacement to be picked Feb. 25

BY: - December 16, 2019

It will be the seventh special election to replace a lawmaker who resigned from office, either in scandal or for a different opportunity.

With Johnson-Harrell’s exit, candidates lining up to run for vacant Philly House seat

BY: - December 14, 2019

Democratic Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, who was charged with embezzlement, resigned the seat on Friday, Within hours candidates were lining up to fill it.


This is why I stand with Movita Johnson-Harrell | Opinion

BY: - December 11, 2019

She'll take the plea deal and come back to Philly where she’s loved and respected, and where she will continue to fight and win for all Philadelphians.

Johnson-Harrell to resign House seat Dec. 13 over criminal charges

BY: - December 5, 2019

Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, the West Philadelphia Democrat who’s been charged with embezzling more than $500,000 from a nonprofit she ran, will leave the state House late next week. 

Facing embezzlement charges, Pa. Rep. Johnson-Harrell will resign

BY: - December 4, 2019

The West Philadelphia Democrat has been charged with allegedly embezzling more than $500,000 from a non-profit  aiding the intellectually and mentally disabled

Pa. House committee will vote on mandatory minimums for gun crimes, much to Democrats’ chagrin 

BY: - September 23, 2019

On Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee will consider a package of 12 firearms or violence-related bills.

Anti-abortion protester harassed by Brian Sims says lawmaker deserves censure

BY: - June 18, 2019

The woman spent the day meeting with lawmakers, asking for their backing to formally condemn Sims and strip him of his committee assignments.

Why does the Pa. Legislature begin sessions with prayer? Experts say it’s more than just tradition.

BY: - March 30, 2019

When a member of Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives gave a fiery Christian prayer before the chamber welcomed a new Muslim lawmaker on Monday, critics were quick to denounce it as Islamophobic and unconstitutional. In a two-minute prayer, Rep. Stephanie Borowicz, R-Clinton, called Jesus “our only hope” and willed “every knee” to bow to God. Minutes […]