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

Wolf won't release report on alleged mistreatment of Stack's staff

Written by Katie Meyer, Capitol Bureau Chief | Dec 12, 2017 7:14 PM

Wolf and Stack's relationship has been, at times, tumultuous. (Photo by AP)


(Harrisburg) -- Governor Tom Wolf has decided not to release the findings of an investigation into his lieutenant governor, fellow Democrat Mike Stack.

Earlier this year, Wolf ordered the state inspector general's office to look into allegations Stack and his wife had been verbally abusing their police detail and other staff.

After the initial complaints, the governor stripped the lieutenant governor of his police detail and most of the staff in his state-provided residence.

He said his concern at the time was "to make sure the employees...were safe and were not in a bad job situation."

But he said he's not releasing the report because he doesn't "think anything will be served by piling on top of that."

In a statement, Stack thanked the governor for his support as he and his wife "address this private family health issue."

Tonya Stack has reportedly been in treatment for an undisclosed mental health issue.

Stack is currently running for reelection.

Several Democratic challengers for lieutenant governor have already brought up the verbal abuse controversy--as well as Stack's often-tense relationship with Wolf -- ahead of next year's election.

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