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Sam Dunklau, Capitol Bureau Chief

Sam Dunklau is the Capitol Bureau Chief for WITF. He previously covered Illinois state government for NPR member station WUIS in Springfield, IL.

Since 2015, Sam has been floating around the radio airwaves as a reporter, disc jockey, and station manager. He grew up in the small midwestern town of Paw Paw, Illinois and is a proud graduate of Augustana College.

Latest by Sam Dunklau


GOP impeachment managers look to revive Philly DA Krasner’s Senate trial

A pair of Pa. House Republicans spearheading the effort have appealed a court decision that halted the trial.
By Sam Dunklau

Pa. counties ask lawmakers to keep mental health, 911 services, and elections front and center

A collective of county commissioners laid out their priorities
By Sam Dunklau


Pennsylvania’s risk-limiting election audit, explained.

Pennsylvania is one of 15 states that is checking midterm election results using that style of audit.
By Sam Dunklau

Pa. Gov.-elect Josh Shapiro lays out transition plans and policy goals in his first post-election press appearance

For the first time in decades, an outgoing governor will be handing the executive branch reins over to a fellow party member.
By Sam Dunklau

Pennsylvania Senate picks first woman as top-ranking member

Kim Ward, the GOP’s majority leader of Pennsylvania’s state Senate, will become the first woman to serve as the chamber’s highest-ranking member, Republicans said Tuesday.

By Sam Dunklau and The Associated Press

Updated: November 15, 2022 | 4:33 pm

Pennsylvania state House tees up vote to remove Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner

The Judiciary Committee voted on party lines to advance two impeachment articles against Krasner, whom the GOP blames for crime problems in the state’s most populous city.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press and Sam Dunklau

Watch out for snow squalls, Pa. officials warn

The storms, also known as whiteouts, move fast and can make driving conditions treacherous at a moment’s notice.
By Sam Dunklau


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