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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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Review: No improper contact between Pa. Supreme Court justices, lawyers
Philly DA says no affidavits claimed by AG Kane in bribery case existed
2 Pennsylvania lawmakers are charged in controversial ‘sting’ case
Belle Vernon native in Philly DA’s office helped write grand jury report
GOP may seek last push for Pa. action
Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Wolf turning former campaign foes into teammates
Pennsylvania state agency failed to live up to promises of job creation, audit says
Kane adds chief of staff, realigns Pa. attorney general executive office
Wolf’s volunteer campaign helpers can party at Pennsylvania Society receptions in N.Y.
Analysts predict Wolf to compromise on priorities as Pennsylvania governor
Auditor says Education Department uncooperative with Tomalis probe

The language of bribery from the Philly legislative sting case

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG The undercover lobbyist, wearing a secret camera and microphone, met with the lawmakers mostly in their district offices in Philadelphia, in the Capitol and ...

Wolf’s moves: Substance or fluff?

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Tom Wolf, a wealthy businessman, campaigned on a theme that, if elected, he would be a different kind of governor. Voters liked that. Now he’s surprising some people, saying he’ll make his Mt. Wolf home in northern York ...

A tutorial for state legislators

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG It’s a book that should be on the desks of 253 state House and Senate members, especially the newbies to be sworn in next ...

The Pa. Turnpike scandal: A weak case? Or a weak AG?

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Seldom has a Pennsylvania corruption case hyped like the Pennsylvania Turnpike scandal produced such meager results. Eight people were charged in March 2013, ...

Feeling above the law in the Pa. AG porn cases?

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG This is not to be a sermon or a morality lesson on the evils of pornography. It’s pervasive in our society. Many people would be lying if they said they haven’t had a glimpse, even accidentally. In other words, who can ...

Differing accident accounts raise questions

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG Ten days after her accident in a state Chevrolet Tahoe, Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s office released a police report on the Oct. 21 incident ...

Philly bribery case is ‘press & play’

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG It was only the opening round in a criminal case. But it showed Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams willing to dive into the legislative ...

Porn scandal questions

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG As with many things in life, there are complexities in the state’s growing pornography scandal that can affect how workers involved are disciplined and ...

How weak is the alleged Turnpike corruption case?

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG The Pennsylvania Turnpike corruption case announced with fanfare in March 2013 with sweeping allegations of “pay to play” — complete with accusations of bribery ...

Tom Corbett’s triple-X distraction

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG No one asserts that Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett was aware of the sexually explicit emails flying around the state Attorney General’s Office when he ...

The real Tom Corbett emerges

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — There have been few really good moments for Gov. Tom Corbett in his race for re-election against York Democrat Tom Wolf. But the ...

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