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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

Leak of grand jury information could cost Attorney General Kane

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — As an assistant Lackawanna County prosecutor, Kathleen Kane testified at the 1999 trial of Judge Francis Eagen, charged with taking bribes. He had sought information about the investigation, she said, and she told him that grand juries operate ...

Pennsylvania legislative leader Costa blasts suggestion of session before Wolf sworn in as governor

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — A suggestion by incoming Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman that Republicans might consider a session to ram through bills before Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf takes office is “inappropriate, unprecedented and inexcusable,” the chamber’s top Democrat said Friday. The ...

Attorney general Kane reverses claim about child porn in emails

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Wednesday backed away from claims in a television interview that controversial emails exchanged by prosecutors, judges and cops ...

AG Kane believed leaked documents not grand jury material, lawyer says

By Brad Bumsted
NORRISTOWN — Attorney General Kathleen Kane testified Monday for almost  21⁄2 hours before a statewide grand jury investigating a leak by her office, but she ...

Attorney General Kane expected to appear before state grand jury

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen Kane intends to travel to Norristown on Monday to appear before a state grand jury that’s investigating her office. If she ...

Doctor tells Pennsylvania AG Kane to work from home until at least Nov. 24

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Attorney General Kathleen Kane will continue to undergo physical therapy and treatment by a neurologist with a target date of Nov. 24 to ...

Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Wolf to inherit shortfall of $1.85B

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf steps into office in January confronted with the same problem that Republican Gov. Tom Corbett had in 2011: a multibillion-dollar deficit left by his predecessor. The Independent Fiscal Office on Thursday projected a $1.85 billion ...

Spokeswoman: Kane working from home because of concussion, not grand jury

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — More than 31⁄2 weeks since suffering a concussion in an auto accident, Attorney General Kathleen Kane is working from home while under medically ...

Smutty emails led to firings, resignations, pending terminations

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Four employees were fired and two resigned as a result of the state attorney general’s investigation of sexually explicit emails exchanged in the office. In addition, two pending terminations of union employees await “exhaustion of their contractually mandated rights,” ...

Pa. Gov.-elect Wolf to impose ‘No, thank you’ rule on appointees

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — A code of ethical conduct for Gov.-elect Tom Wolf’s transition team foreshadows something Wolf plans to impose on his first day as governor: ...

McGinty to become Wolf’s chief of staff in governor’s office

By Brad Bumsted
HARRISBURG — Democrat Tom Wolf on Monday appointed his former primary election opponent, Katie McGinty, as chief of staff to oversee his administration when he ...