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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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Leak of grand jury information could cost Attorney General Kane
Pennsylvania legislative leader Costa blasts suggestion of session before Wolf sworn in as governor
Attorney general Kane reverses claim about child porn in emails
AG Kane believed leaked documents not grand jury material, lawyer says
Attorney General Kane expected to appear before state grand jury
Doctor tells Pennsylvania AG Kane to work from home until at least Nov. 24
Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Wolf to inherit shortfall of $1.85B
Spokeswoman: Kane working from home because of concussion, not grand jury
Smutty emails led to firings, resignations, pending terminations
Pa. Gov.-elect Wolf to impose ‘No, thank you’ rule on appointees
McGinty to become Wolf’s chief of staff in governor’s office

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 ...

The Penn State ‘conspiracy’

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG Here’s the theory of some ardent Penn State fans, anti-Tom Corbett folks, conspiracy theorists and just some flat-out cynics: They’re highly suspect of Corbett’s ...

The friends pols keep

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG Should a politician be judged by the political friends he keeps and the incumbents to whom he donates large sums of campaign money? Some would argue it’s guilt by association. Others, such as Mike Barley, campaign manager for Republican ...

No matter who wins the Pa. governor’s race, gridlock will continue in Harrisburg

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG Here’s a question pondered quite a bit at the Capitol: Who will have a more difficult time working with the Legislature, Democrat Tom Wolf or Republican incumbent Gov. Tom Corbett? The answer is “Tom.” If Republicans keep control of ...

Corbett administration fumbled Tomalis response

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG The saga of Ronald Tomalis, the former state Education secretary and a top adviser to Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, is a case study in ...

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