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The legislature's huge staff

As you read Sunday in our Broken Budgets Pennsylvania project, the state legislature has a huge staff.

Bloated was a term used by the statewide Bonusgate grand jury last year. You can come up with your own term.

My Saturday column previewed our Pennsylvania project, and Sunday's story was the first of three main reports. Look for the others on the next two Sundays.

Our reporters took a close look at staffing of each Centre County legislator. Those stories run all week beginning today. Sen. Jake Corman's staff is the biggest and that story appears first.

This is an important project at the right time for Pennsylvania, as cuts are being asked in many areas. Why isn't the legislature subject to any cuts? I can't be the only one asking that.

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