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Smart Talk: Kane controversies follow others in PA AG office

Written by Scott LaMar, Smart Talk Host/Executive Producer | Apr 30, 2015 1:45 PM
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What to look for on Smart Talk Friday, May 1, 2015:

A Grand Jury presentment unsealed earlier this week that provided details of criminal charges recommended against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

The charges include perjury, false swearing, contempt of court, and obstructing the administration of law.  It will be up to Montgomery County District Attorney whether to actually file criminal charges, but that hasn't stopped at least least five newspaper editorial boards from calling for Kane's resignation.

On Friday's Smart Talk, WITF's Capitol Bureau Chief Mary Wilson brings some insight into the attorney's general's situation during her Capitol Week-in-Review.

Kathleen Kane is Pennsylvania's fifth elected attorney general and as political analysts Dr. G. Terry Madonna and Dr. Michael Young point out in their latest Politically Uncorrected column, controversy is the norm for the state's top law enforcement officer.

Franklin and Marshall College's Madonna appears on Friday's Smart Talk to discuss the history of the various office holders and possibly slight changes that could help keep the office independent.

Finally, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection reports that for the first time, blacklegged or deer ticks that can spread Lyme Disease have been found in all 67 counties.

Tim Abbey, an entomologist/educator with the Penn State Extension Office tell us about where the ticks are found and ways to protect yourself.

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