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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

Ex-judge in Philadelphia charged with bribery, conspiracy in sting case

By Brad Bumsted  and Natasha Lindstrom
PHILADELPHIA — District Attorney Seth Williams on Thursday brought corruption charges against a former Philadelphia Traffic Court judge for allegedly accepting a $2,000 Tiffany & …

Justice blames feud for his ouster; chief of court admits he did seek to remove him

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Suspended Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery blames “malicious intent” by Chief Justice Ronald Castille as the driving force behind a decision to oust …

Pa. Supreme Court Justice McCaffery suspended in email porn scandal

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday suspended Justice Seamus McCaffery with pay for sending and receiving 234 emails containing pornographic photographs or videos. …

Castille: No justices except McCaffery involved in porn scandal

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery sent or received 234 sexually explicit emails shared among staffers in the Attorney General’s Office, but no …

Probation board member in Pa. porn email scandal retires

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — A former supervisory agent in the Attorney General’s Office on Wednesday said he would retire from a position on the Board of Probation and Parole, following a request by Republican Gov. Tom Corbett that he resign because of …

State can’t produce work documents for Tomalis under open records law

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — The Corbett administration did not produce a contract or work record for former Education Secretary Ron Tomalis’ 15 months as a special education …

With Fresh Start to do dirty work, Wolf stays above fray in governor’s race

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Started in June by Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf, the Campaign for a Fresh Start leads the attack against Republican Gov. Tom Corbett …

2 more resignations tied to pornographic emails on Pa. state computers

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Two more people lost their jobs because of a pornography scandal tied to their former employment in the state Attorney General’s Office. Rick …

Castille, Kane working to get Pa. chief justice copies of judges’ emails

By Brad Bumsted  and Adam Brandolph
HARRISBURG — A tense stand-off between the chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court and the state’s top law enforcement officer appears to be on …

Group wants ‘fair funding’ for Pennsylvania public schools at forefront in 2015

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Business, government, religious and labor leaders — including those from teachers unions — are asking Pennsylvania lawmakers to develop a fair funding formula for public schools. The coalition Monday spelled out its campaign to make the issue a …

Corbett appointee named in scandal says release of emails ‘politically motivated’

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — A former agent in the attorney general’s office accused of transmitting smutty emails in an unfolding pornography scandal said he suspected Attorney General Kathleen Kane was “politically motivated” in releasing them. Kane’s office on Saturday denied any political …