Brad Bumsted

Kathleen Kane's reign of terror ends

HARRISBURG On her last day in office last Wednesday, Kathleen Kane said she had no regrets. But a lot of subordinates who got in the ...

Kane takes her case to court

HARRISBURG After two years of drama, hardball politicking, 11th-hour legal maneuvers and the filing of thousands of pages of legal documents, Attorney General Kathleen ...

Another 'cooperative audit' from DePasquale

HARRISBURG In 1998, then-Auditor General Robert P. Casey Jr. said he was "sickened" by what his auditors found. Casey, the son of a former ...

What's up with Bruce Castor?

HARRISBURG Bruce Castor is a prosecutor out of central casting. He could play the district attorney on "Law and Order." But there's an odd twist. ...

Budget deal shows Pa. requires more sunshine

HARRISBURG There was a time not so long ago when the Pennsylvania General Assembly was a virtual fortress that guarded sensitive information. Getting figures ...

Looking back on the Mark Singel years

HARRISBURG Mark Singel has a great story to tell about 1994. Someday, he might tell it. In the meantime, he writes a compelling story ...

Another big-time Pa. pol convicted of corruption

HARRISBURG Another Pennsylvania politician has bitten the dust. (So what else is new?) But this time it's not just any pol. U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah ...

Where conflicts are ignored: The Pennsylvania Legislature

HARRISBURG Unlike the real world, Pennsylvania legislators get a free pass to vote on matters involving their sons, brothers, wives, businesses and law firms. They ...

The curious case of Ellen Granahan

HARRISBURG Attorney General Kathleen Kane's escapades as Pennsylvania's chief law enforcement officer broke new ground when her twin sister, in effect, sued her for wage ...

The email morass thickens

HARRISBURG Attorney General Kathleen Kane said she hired a former out-of-state-prosecutor in December to ensure the integrity of a report on offensive emails among prosecutors, ...

The Scott Wagner 'phenomenon'

HARRISBURG Is a news conference held in a public building by a public official a public event? Or is it held for the media, whose ...