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State judicial board says Kane held back justice’s offensive email — The Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board on Friday effectively accused state Attorney General Kathleen Kane of holding back offensive emails of Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin, suggesting she had undermined its investigation of the justice.

Judicial panel: Kane withheld justice's emails — Last updated: Friday, October 9, 2015, 8:44 PM The Pennsylvania Judicial Conduct Board on Friday effectively accused state Attorney General Kathleen Kane of holding back offensive emails of Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin, suggesting she had undermined its investigation of the justice.
Oct 09, 2015

Judicial board that cleared Eakin accuses Kane of withholding offensive emails. via @CraigRMcCoy & @AngelasInk

Oct 10, 2015

More drama in PA's porn email scandal; Judicial Conduct Bd says AG Kane didn't turn over all messages from justice:…

Kane fires, disciplines AG employees over porn e-mails — Of them, Kane said, four have been fired, two will be fired, and two have resigned. Eleven others were suspended without pay, and others were being disciplined or reprimanded in their personnel files. Her office said some of the affected employees had sent the messages after Kane took office in 2013 and after she reinforced the policy regarding the appropriate use of state computers.

AG: State officials received porn emails — HARRISBURG - At least eight prominent state officials - including the current head of the state police, Pennsylvania's top environmental regulator, and a former spokesman for Gov. Tom Corbett - were among the commonwealth employees who sent or received hundreds of sexually explicit photos, videos and messages from state email accounts between 2008 and 2012, according to documents made available Thursday by the state Attorney General's Office.

Legal experts decry offensive Eakin emails — Last updated: Thursday, October 8, 2015, 8:26 PM Experts on legal ethics condemned state Supreme Court Justice J. Michael Eakin on Thursday following disclosures that he had sent or received emails that mocked Muslim children as suicide bombers, called Mexicans "beaners," and joked about domestic-assault victims. "This justice ought to say, 'I'm terribly embarrassed.

Pa. House rejects Wolf budget plan — Posted: Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 3:30 PM HARRISBURG - In a major blow to Gov. Wolf's agenda, the state House on Wednesday soundly rejected his proposal to raise taxes to increase funding for Pennsylvania schools, creating more uncertainty about how or when the state's 99-day budget impasse would be resolved.
Oct 08, 2015

Pennsylvania Legislature rejects gov's plan to raise taxes for K-12 as budget impasse nears 100 days.…

In latest plan, Wolf backs off Pa. sales tax hike — HARRISBURG - In what appears to be one of the first major concessions in the three-month Pennsylvania budget impasse, Gov. Wolf is backing off his demand to raise the state sales tax, but is still pushing for new education funding by hiking the personal income tax and imposing a new tax on natural gas drillers.
Oct 06, 2015

Gov. Wolf backing off sales tax hike - but still pushing for PIT increase and new shale tax - on eve of House vote:…

Fired deputy AG alleges defamation — Posted: Monday, October 5, 2015, 8:07 PM HARRISBURG - A top lawyer who was fired by Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane after testifying in the criminal case against her is suing her for defamation.

Wolf: Time for 'truth' about state finances — Last updated: Monday, October 5, 2015, 12:42 PM HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf on Monday called the legislature's planned vote this week on his budget proposal, which includes tax increases to support funding boosts for education, "a once-in a generation vote."

In reversal, Kane says porn emails were not newly discovered — Last updated: Friday, October 2, 2015, 8:35 PM In threatening to name more names in the ongoing porn scandal, Attorney General Kathleen Kane declared last month that she had obtained new X-rated emails "heretofore unknown to us." She named a new name Thursday - declaring that Supreme Court Justice J.
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Aug 06, 2015

RT @MikeNewall: From charging docs: Kane's war included Seth Williams. She wanted to make "Seth pay" for picking up sting case after she dropped it.

Aug 06, 2015

RT @MikeNewall: As things unraveled, Kane told staff she'd fire all of them: If I get taken out of here in handcuffs, what do you think my last act will be?

Aug 06, 2015

RT @MikeNewall: From charging docs: things went south for Kane in 2014 after sting stories appeared: "I will not allow them to discredit me. This is war."

Aug 06, 2015

RT @LMcCrystal: "No one is above the law. Not even the chief law enforcement officer of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania," @risaferman says.

Aug 06, 2015

RT @phillydotcom: Kane first AG in Pennsylvania to face criminal charges since Ernie Preate Jr. case two decades ago

Aug 06, 2015

RT @LMcCrystal: Ferman says investigation continues. There is possibility of additional arrests.

Aug 06, 2015

MontCo DA Risa Ferman also charges Kane's driver with indirect criminal contempt for sneaking into grand jury files.

Aug 06, 2015

RT @LMcCrystal: Ferman says Kane acted "without regard to the law and without regard to any collateral damage"

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