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Ex-state lawmaker ordered to begin house-arrest sentence

Movita Johnson-Harrell was accused of taking money from the nonprofit and spending it on vacations, clothing and other personal needs.

By The Associated Press

How political party insiders — not voters — dictate Pa. special election candidates

Critics call the process "undemocratic" and rife with "insiderism.” The parties say it works just fine
By Cynthia Fernandez/Spotlight PA

‘I trusted her’: West Philly residents weigh in on replacement for Movita Johnson-Harrell

Their previous representative, Movita Johnson-Harrell, resigned Friday after she was charged with siphoning funds from Motivations Education & Consultation Associates, a nonprofit she started.

By Ximena Conde/WHYY

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Lawmaker accused of theft from charity announces resignation

A Pennsylvania lawmaker accused of bilking a charity she founded out of more than a half-million dollars is telling legislative leaders she’s resigning as of
next week.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Philadelphia state rep. charged with stealing more than $500,000 from nonprofit

Democrat Movita Johnson-Harrell says she plans to resign. She won her seat in a special election nine months ago, replacing a representative charged with bribery.
By Katie Meyer/WITF

Polarizing prayers in Pa. government: When do religious words cross the line?

“Opening prayers should be inclusive and respectful to the whole community. They should never be divisive."
By Ivey DeJesus/PennLive