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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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Committee says Senate should consider removing Kane as Pa. AG
Pa. Gov. Wolf: Budget framework agreement in ‘deep peril’
Pennsylvania Senate defeats tax overhaul plan
Lawmakers pledge to skip swanky Pennsylvania Society gala in NYC if budget deal not struck
Pa. Supreme Court’s tarnished rep tough on sole female justice
Court says porn emails aren’t public records under Pennsylvania law
Deputy attorneys general testify to legal challenges of a non-lawyer boss
Senate committee subpoenas Pa. AG Kane’s top deputies to testify
Kane’s staffers could face sanctions if she engages in legal decisions
Former prosecutors file federal lawsuit against Pennsylvania AG Kane
Kane blames press secretary for comment about Sandusky leak

So, what was up with that blank agenda on a key Pa. House gambling bill?

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG The House Gaming Oversight Committee under the leadership of Rep. John Payne,  R-Dauphin County, called up a major and extremely controversial measure last ...

Kathleen Kane’s ‘porn’ question

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG Give credit where credit is due, right? Attorney General Kathleen Kane is the slayer of high-salaried middle-aged white men who trade offensive emails ...

Has Kathleen Kane ‘set back’ women?

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG It’s become quite a spectacle. An accused felon without a valid law license presides as the chief law enforcement officer of Pennsylvania. Kathleen Kane, ...

It’s time for Gov. Wolf to bounce Kathleen Kane

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG Democrat Gov. Tom Wolf would show leadership by asking the Senate to remove Kathleen Kane, an accused felon and suspended lawyer, from her position as the state’s chief law enforcement officer. Wolf in August asked the attorney general to ...

103 days & counting: The Pa. budget debate

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG Why, people ask, is Pennsylvania’s budget 103 days past due? Start with a Republican-controlled Legislature, arguably more conservative than those in the past, ...

Kathleen Kane’s scorched-earth policy

By Brad Bumsted 9:00 p.m.
HARRISBURG The off-again, on-again statements by Attorney General Kathleen Kane about releasing pornographic emails are getting old. She’s sitting on thousands of emails, some of them pornographic, from or to judges, cops and city and county officials. The common thread is ...

A new theory regarding Kathleen Kane’s behavior

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG Attorney General Kathleen Kane is sitting on hundreds, perhaps thousands, of pornographic emails that she won’t release — despite saying she wants to be ...

Another ‘one-term Tom’?

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG Over the past 20 years we’ve had two governors called “one-term Tom” by pundits: Republicans Tom Ridge and Tom Corbett. Ridge actually won a second term. Corbett was the first incumbent governor defeated since a state Constitution in 1968 ...

The mess that is the Pa. AG’s office

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG The dire situation in the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office — low morale, fear of reprisals, concern about snooping by office spies and, for some, ...

Is Kathleen Kane’s porn defense a smokescreen?

By Brad Bumsted
It was two weeks ago that Attorney General Kathleen Kane claimed porn emails circulated in the Attorney General’s Office were central to her defense but ...

Inside the Stephen Reed scandal

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG Eighteen business days before she was charged with crimes, Attorney General Kathleen Kane filed 499 criminal charges against ex-Harrisburg Mayor Stephen Reed. Reed was ...

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