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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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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
Grand jury presentment: AG Kane lied, attempted to cover up leak
All Pennsylvanians to pay more, GOP gleans from report on Wolf’s tax plan
Pennsylvania AG Kane’s contempt hearing postponed but judges to hear arguments
Pa. lawmaker predicts Senate will pass bills to open union negotiations
AG Kane promotes narcotics supervisor to acting chief of staff
Experts say Pennsylvania Attorney General Kane dug her own hole
Embattled AG Kane to hire former Rendell press secretary

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
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 ...

The Great Harrisburg Crash of 2015

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG One of the hottest topics of conversation in state Capitol political circles is how rapidly Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s political star had ascended two ...

Pa.’s latest public service criminal: Rob McCord

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG Driven by blind ambition and resources he couldn’t match, state Treasurer Rob McCord crossed the line into extortion of campaign money. He sounded like ...

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