The Latest: Pennsylvania lieutenant gov won't oppose rebuke

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Posted: Apr 21, 2017 8:06 PM

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf stripping the state's lieutenant governor of state police protection following complaints about his treatment of troopers and other state employees (all times local):

7:20 p.m.

Lt. Gov. Mike Stack is giving no public resistance to being stripped of state police protection following complaints about how he and his wife treated troopers and other state employees.

In a statement, Stack says he agrees with Gov. Tom Wolf's decision Friday to yank the security detail and limit cleaning, grounds keeping and maintenance by state employees at the lieutenant governor's official residence.

Neither Wolf nor Stack has given details about the complaints, although media reports suggest they revolve around allegations that the Stacks verbally abused their state police security detail and household staff at the state-owned house about 20 miles east of the Capitol.

Wolf says it's a necessary step to protect state employees. Stack says in his statement the behavior was unacceptable and symptoms of a larger problem that he's committed to addressing. He also says he apologized to Wolf for any embarrassment the situation has caused.

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4 p.m.

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is stripping the lieutenant governor of state police protection in the wake of complaints about his treatment of troopers and other state employees.

Wolf released a three-sentence letter Friday that he sent to Lt. Gov. Mike Stack informing him of the decision.

The governor says he'll also limit cleaning, grounds keeping and maintenance by state employees at his fellow Democrat's official residence.

Wolf says he believes it's a necessary step to protect state employees.

Wolf initiated an inspector general's investigation into complaints about Stack's treatment of state employees.