A grand jury’s scathing take on PA Legislature

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    On May 24, an investigating grand jury delivered a stinging report on the nature of the Pennsylvania legislature to legislative leaders. They found what they called “a ‘time warp’ of public corruption” in Harrisburg’s legislative caucuses after more than two years of research in the wake of Bonusgate. Their findings prompted their supervising judge to quote the movie Network and declare that he was “mad as hell and… not going to take this anymore.” On today’s Radio Times, we’ll talk about that grand jury report, its recommendations and its reception in Harrisburg, with BRAD BUMSTED, the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review’s state Capitol reporter and TIM POTTS, co-founder of the government reform nonprofit, Democracy Rising PA. We’ll also hear from Pennsylvania State Senator DAYLIN LEACH, a Montgomery County Democrat who thinks the grand jury got it ‘dead wrong.’

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