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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

Emails among Governor Wolf’s aides reveal concern over AG Kane

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Emails shared among top Wolf administration officials show growing concern over the legal challenges facing Attorney General Kathleen Kane, including how to fill ...

State Dems broke ties with political consultant days before FBI raids

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — State Democratic Party Chairman Jim Burn heard rumors of trouble but said that’s not why he severed relations with companies owned by political ...

Co-defendant of Fattah has ties to former Pa. Gov. Rendell

By Brad Bumsted  and Gideon Bradshaw
HARRISBURG — One of four people indicted with U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah is known to Democrats statewide and politicians at the state Capitol: Herbert Vederman was a major contributor and fundraiser for former Democratic Gov. Ed Rendell. Vederman, a deputy mayor ...

Pa. hospital association says Wolf’s proposed tax hike would hit hard

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed state budget includes an 18 percent tax increase on hospitals and would cut funding for burn centers and maternity-related services by $4.1 million for Western Pennsylvania hospitals, the president of a statewide hospital association ...

Victims of sexual violence getting better information about offenders’ status

By Brad Bumsted and Megan Guza
HARRISBURG — It took officials in the state Office of the Victim Advocate fewer than three months to find nearly 800 victims of violent sexual ...

Pa. House speaker says overriding Wolf’s budget veto ‘an option’

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Marshall, said Monday that overriding Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of a no-tax-hike state budget is an option for the ...

Pa. lawyer with ties to Clintons listed among vendors on federal subpoenas

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — A prominent Democratic fundraiser who chaired the finance committee for Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign is listed with his law firm and other ...

Isenhour picked to replace McGinty as Wolf’s chief of staff

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf’s legislative liaison Mary Isenhour on Thursday became his chief of staff, “a good choice,” a House GOP spokesman said. “She’ll ...

Wolf’s chief of staff McGinty steps down to make U.S. Senate run

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Katie McGinty resigned Wednesday as Gov. Tom Wolf’s chief of staff and is expected to announce her candidacy for U.S. Senate in the ...

Conduct rule could allow for Kane’s removal as Pa. attorney general

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen Kane, under investigation for leaking secret investigative material, has insisted she will not resign if charged with crimes. But a little-known emergency valve in rules governing attorney conduct would allow the state Supreme Court, upon request, ...

Wolf, GOP discuss proposed Pennsylvania budget; no agreement yet

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican leaders on Tuesday broke bread together. In the longest budget negotiation during a 21-day stalemate, Wolf, a Democrat, and legislative GOP leaders shared pizza while claiming they made progress. But they reported no breakthroughs ...