No talk of ouster, legal issues during Kane's budget hearing

Written by The Associated Press | Feb 25, 2016 6:00 PM

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(Harrisburg) -- Attorney General Kathleen Kane says she's hoping for a 5 percent budget increase for her office after she appeared before a panel of state senators, including many who had sought unsuccessfully to remove her from office.

Questions focused on law enforcement matters during Kane's approximately hour-long Senate Appropriations Committee hearing Thursday. Neither Kane nor senators mentioned the failed vote two weeks ago to oust her.

Kane says the hearing didn't feel any differently than last year's Appropriations Committee hearing. Kane urged lawmakers to equip her office with the money to hire more agents and analysts, and to approve more money for drug treatment centers.

Kane is fighting criminal charges that she illegally gave secret investigative information to a newspaper and lied about it under oath. She also had her law license suspended by the state Supreme Court.


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