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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

McCord to plead guilty to federal charges from campaign fundraising

By Brad Bumsted Brian Bowling  and Mike Wereschagin
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord on Friday acknowledged that he “stepped over the line” when raising campaign money for his failed gubernatorial bid, and ...

Pa. Treasurer McCord resigns without explanation, to leave Feb. 12

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — State Treasurer Rob McCord unexpectedly resigned Thursday, telling Gov. Tom Wolf that he achieved his goals during six years in office. His spokesman ...

Supporters optimistic about passage of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Dustin Himes moved to Pennsylvania from Olympia, Wash., where he could get marijuana legally to treat pain from an injury. “You talk to people ...

State’s no-bid contracts with private law firms prompt scrutiny

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Private law firms could reap millions of dollars in fees from civil litigation they are pursuing on behalf of Pennsylvania taxpayers. But don’t ...

Wolf says he recalled appointees on principle and to gain respect

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday that he acted on principle, not partisan politics, and hoped to gain the Legislature’s respect when he fired ...

Investigative grand jury in Pa. proposes compelling journalists’ testimony

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Witnesses from the Attorney General’s Office and others helped an investigative grand jury conclude that “information subject to grand jury secrecy was improperly ...

2 Philadelphia lawmakers waive hearing on bribery charges

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Two state lawmakers accused of taking cash from an undercover agent made their first court appearance Thursday to waive a preliminary hearing on ...

Supreme Court to consider Pa. AG Kane’s request to remove prosecutor

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said Wednesday it would consider Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s attempt to remove a special prosecutor whose grand jury recommended ...

As governor, Tom Wolf will target jobs, schools, changing government

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — After he took the oath as Pennsylvania’s 47th governor, Democrat Tom Wolf in his inaugural address Tuesday called for cooperation between his administration ...

Pennsylvania Capitol prepares for transition to Democrat Governor Wolf

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Democrat Tom Wolf acknowledges he’s a bit anxious about becoming the state’s 47th governor. Thousands of people will attend his swearing-in ceremony at noon ...

Former Clinton special counsel’s spin skills put to test with Pa. AG Kane

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Lanny Davis is as accustomed to tight spots as he is to the spotlight. The Washington lawyer stepping up for Pennsylvania Attorney General ...