State House Sound Bites

Capitol reporter Katie Meyer covers Pennsylvania politics and issues at the Pennsylvania state capitol.

State House Sound Bites: Episode 2

Written by Katie Meyer, Capitol Bureau Chief | Apr 17, 2017 5:58 AM

The second episode of the State House Sound Bites podcast, recorded on April 14, recaps an off-session week at the Capitol that might have been quiet, were it not for a peculiar controversy that suddenly engulfed Lieutenant Governor Mike Stack.

The former Democratic state senator from Philadelphia, who's second in line for the governorship, made headlines when news broke that the office of the Inspector General is investigating whether Stack--and his wife--have mistreated their state-provided staff and state police security detail. Who ordered that investigation? None other than Stack's boss, Governor Tom Wolf.

We'll talk to the reporter who broke the story, Brad Bumsted of LNP's The Caucus, about how he uncovered the quiet investigation and what details he's turned up since. PennLive's Wallace McKelvey joins us for a recap of Stack's awkward apology press conference, and an analysis of what this unprecedented situation means politically for Stack and the governor. We'll also review some other odds and ends kicking around in Harrisburg while the legislature's away.

Check back every Friday for updates, and feel free to email and tweet comments and questions to or @katieemeyer4

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