Stories tagged: "Joanna McClinton"

House Speaker Joanna McClinton speaking before the PA House Judiciary Committee on Oct. 30, 2023. (Photo: Sean Kitchen)
Speaker McClinton and criminal justice advocates looking to change PA’s pardon process

Pennsylvania House Speaker Joanna McClinton introduced House Bill 1410 and spoke in favor of the constitutional amendment in front of the House Judiciary Committee. 

Shown is Pennsylvania House of Representatives in session at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Pa. Senate Leader: Vote on Child Sex Abuse Survivor Amendment ‘Unlikely’ Without Democratic Concessions

Democratic legislation giving victims of childhood sexual abuse legal recourse against their abusers faces long odds in the Republican-controlled state Senate.

FILE - Pennsylvania state Rep. Mike Zabel speaks during a rally to raise the state minimum wage at Sharon Baptist Church, Friday, July 9, 2021, in Philadelphia. Zabel, of Delaware County, submitted his resignation letter Wednesday, March 8, 2023, a week after a union lobbyist accused him by name of having sexually harassed her four years ago. Zabel said in the letter to Democratic Speaker Joanna McClinton that his resignation will take effect March 16, leaving enough time for her to order that the vacancy be filled during the May primary. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)
State Rep. Mike Zabel Resigns Amid Allegations of Sexual Harassment

Delaware County Democrat Mike Zabel resigned Wednesday after being publicly accused of sexual harassment by two women.

Pennsylvania House Majority Leader Joanna McClinton, D-Philadelphia, speaks on the Pennsylvania House floor, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023 at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Joanna McClinton Becomes First Female Speaker of Pennsylvania House

In a surprising twist, Rep. Mark Rozzi resigns as speaker and voices his support for Rep. Joanna McClinton who is elected to the position by the new Democratic majority.

Rep. Joanna McClinton (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Rep. Joanna McClinton Has Made History in Harrisburg, and Hopes to Use Her Experience to Lead a New Group of Lawmakers Into the Future

Rep. Joanna McClinton has risen through the ranks of the Democratic party to take on a leadership role in getting the legislative priorities of her party passed.

Democratic floor leader Rep. Joanna McClinton, right, stands alongside fellow house members as legislators of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives are sworn-in, Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2023, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. The ceremony marks the convening of the 2023-2024 legislative session of the General Assembly of Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Smith)
Allegheny County Voters Will Decide Control of the State House on Feb. 7 After Court OKs Special Election Dates

With majority control of the state House at stake, the Commonwealth Court ruled Friday that three special elections for vacant Allegheny County seats can continue as planned for Feb. 7, rejecting Republican Bryan Cutler’s argument that the GOP had the right to set the dates.

Pennsylvania Speaker of the House Mark Rozzi is photographed at the speaker's podium, Jan. 3, 2023, at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. When lawmakers convened to take oaths of office and pick a speaker, a deadlock was broken only when all seven members of GOP leadership and nine other Republicans joined all Democrats to elect Rep. Mark Rozzi, of the Reading area, as House speaker. Rozzi promised to act as an independent, saying he would caucus with neither party. (AP Photo/Matt Smith, file)
The Republican Who Nominated Democrat Mark Rozzi as House Speaker Last Week is Now Calling for Him to Resign

Jim Gregory nominated and voted for Mark Rozzi as House speaker last week. On Monday, Gregory called for Rozzi’s resignation, saying he is “waffling” on a promise to switch from Democrat to Independent.