LNP Media launches The Caucus to cover state government

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When members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly returned to Harrisburg in January, a brand new print publication was waiting for them on their desks.

The first edition of The Caucus investigated why state employees who have been convicted of serious crimes, including homicide, are still collecting their pensions.

The Caucus, a weekly newspaper published by LNP Media Group, was formally launched on Jan. 3 to act as a watchdog of the state's government through longform investigative reporting and analysis. The team of reporters include veteran journalist and bureau chief Brad Bumsted, data journalist Mike Wereschagin and investigative reporter Paula Knudsen.

"The content strategy of The Caucus really dictates the medium. We're not trying to compete with the Capitol press corps on the daily, process-type stories," said Tom Murse, editor of The Caucus. "We want to free up our three reporters from the daily grind and instead allow them to dig and push for the big and insightful story every week."

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