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Brad Bumsted is a state Capitol reporter for the Trib. Brad Bumsted can be reached via e-mail or at 717-787-1405

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Pennsylvania Gov. Wolf wants state to share in lottery luck
DA: Nothing illegal about Pa. police nominee’s sign removal
Pennsylvania Senate passes bill to curb pension benefits for state, school employees
Pennsylvania Senate panel balks at recommending Wolf nominee
Pennsylvania Senate expected to pass public employee pension overhaul
Report: Drug overdoses kill at least seven Pennsylvanians each day
Pa. Gov. Wolf’s general counsel tied to $358M bond project winner
Prosecutor accuses AG Kane’s chief of staff of sexually harassing her
Public will be able to do online check of expenses submitted by governor’s cabinet
Kane’s office locates grand jury legal bills it could not produce
Grand jury finding stuns publisher, leak subject of Pennsylvania AG Kane

Another Kathleen Kane mess

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has given Jonathan Duecker, her new chief of staff, authority over hiring and firing staff. Incredibly, that puts Duecker in a position of authority over two women in the agency who have accused him ...

Kathleen Kane, through rose-colored glasses

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG A recent newspaper commentary by an attorney general’s employee told us Kathleen Kane is getting a bad rap in the media. Really. The op-ed sent ...

All eyes are on Risa Vetri Ferman in Kathlen Kane case

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG The release of a grand jury report outlining why prosecutors think Attorney General Kathleen Kane should be charged with crimes will create more public ...

Chuck Ardo’s front-row circus seat

By Brad Bumsted 9:00 p.m.
HARRISBURG Seldom has the appointment of a press secretary prompted so much interest at the Capitol. It’s because of who he is — Chuck Ardo — and whom he’s going to work for — embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane. Naming ...

The holding pattern surrounding Kathleen Kane

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG Gov. Tom Wolf’s lame statement on whether embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane should resign provides a ray of hope to some who work for ...

Can the Pa. budget process be fixed?

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG Bob Strauss has an idea. Ideas are what you’d expect from an award-winning economist who teaches at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. But Strauss ...

Governor shedding some light on schedule, contracts

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG Last week, we told you here that Tom Wolf said he’d be a different kind of governor and he immediately started playing hardball politics ...

Tom Wolf’s Rendellian moves

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG During the 2014 campaign, Republicans insisted if Democrat Tom Wolf won the governor’s race, Pennsylvanians would be looking at Rendell II — meaning a ...

A surreal 24 hours with Kathleen Kane

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG Go figure. Just hours after Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams charged three more state lawmakers with bribery in a case she declined to prosecute, Attorney General Kathleen Kane last week appeared before the House Appropriations Committee. And there, Kane, ...

Wolf’s tax-a-palooza

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG It was big and bold. It was a political document, to be sure. It was clearly more than the Republican-controlled state Legislature can swallow. ...

Tom Wolf’s charm offensive

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG Gov. Tom Wolf is a man on a mission. He has been meeting with legislators and leaders since winning the November election. By the end of the month, he will have invited all 253 members of the General Assembly ...

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