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Stephen Caruso

Stephen Caruso

Stephen Caruso is the Capital-Star's House reporter. He previously covered Pennsylvania state government for The PLS Reporter. You can reach him at 845-891-4306.

Five takeaways from Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2019-20 budget

By: - February 5, 2019

From a minimum wage increase to a new fee on municipalities

Rep. Jake Wheatley thinks Pa. is ready for recreational pot – again

By: - February 5, 2019

Even with Senate GOP leadership opposed and a decriminalization bill just receiving its first tentative vote last fall, Rep. Jake Wheatley sees reasons for optimism that this session could mean legal pot for Pennsylvania.

This powerful Capitol committee has a new chair. He’s not Daryl Metcalfe 2.0

By: - February 5, 2019

Colleagues expect new House State Government Chair Garth Everett will bring decorum and cooperation to Metcalfe’s old committee

Leach steps down from key committee post in light of sexual misconduct accusations

By: - February 4, 2019

He stepped down to "avoid even the appearance of a conflict of interest" as he pursues a defamation lawsuit against three women, one of whom accused him of sexual assault.