Nearly four decades ago, Pennsylvanians elected a governor who told them “I have seen the dark underside of Pennsylvania” as a former prosecutor and would work to clean things up.
Gov. Dick Thornburgh made that claim during the 1978 campaign. Brad Bumsted, a veteran statehouse reporter, has seen the dark underside too.
He has now written two books that show how Pennsylvania is caught up in seemingly unending cycles of corruption.
Bumsted offers solutions to break that cycle of corruption, and just as importantly, he gives a platform so others, including Thornburgh, can give their views on how to reform state government. READ MORE »