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  • Sen. Casey ends consideration of a presidential run in 2020

    From the Associated Press U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania is ending any consideration of joining a potentially crowded Democratic field running for president in 2020. Casey’s statement Friday comes a couple months after he dropped hints that he was considering a run, fresh off easily winning a third term in the Senate. The mild-mannered…

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  • Pennsylvania jobless rate stable as payrolls hit record high

    From abc27.com Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate stayed the same in December, at close to a two-decade low, although payrolls still jumped to a new record high. The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate was 4.2 percent last month. The national rate is 3.9 percent. A survey of households found Pennsylvania’s…

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  • PHEAA finds its next CEO inside its Harrisburg headquarters

    From pennlive.com Once again, the state’s student financial aid agency conducted a national search for its next president and CEO and landed on someone already on its payroll. The Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency board of directors on Thursday named its interim CEO James Steeley to lead the 3,300-employee agency on a permanent basis. Steeley,…

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  • Tom Marino resigning from Pennsylvania’s congressional delegation for private-sector job

    From triblive.com Tom Marino, a five-term Republican congressman who helped steer Donald Trump’s successful presidential campaign in Pennsylvania, said Thursday that he is resigning just days into a new term. In a statement, Marino said his last day will be Jan. 23 and that he is taking a job in the private sector. Marino and…

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  • New leader of Pa.’s public universities says they need change, fast: ‘It’s not a pretty picture’

    From pennlive.com The chancellor of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education is calling for “fundamental transformation and redesign” of the system’s 14 public universities without delay. In delivering his first State of the System address after being sworn in on Wednesday to lead the system of nearly 100,000 students, Chancellor Daniel Greenstein said the system…

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  • Bayer to close Pittsburgh operations, affecting 600 workers

    From wbng.com PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pharmaceutical giant Bayer Corporation says it plans to close its administrative offices in Pittsburgh, affecting about 600 workers. They include workers in finance, accounting, legal and technology jobs. In November, Bayer announced it was laying off 12,000 workers by the end of 2021, or 10 percent of its workforce. Bayer…

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  • Lt. Gov. John Fetterman takes the oath of office, plans to work in bipartisan manner

    From pennlive.com The former mayor of a small Allegheny County mill town who is credited with starting the work of rebuilding a downtrodden Braddock is now Pennsylvania’s second highest officeholder. John Fetterman took the oath of office administered by Superior Court Judge Debbie Kunselman to become the state’s lieutenant governor in a ceremony that took…

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  • PA state system of higher ed Chancellor Greenstein to be sworn in today

    From capitolwire.com He’s been leading Pennsylvania system of 14 state-owned universities since September, but Dan Greenstein will be sworn in today as chancellor of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE). For those who don’t remember, Dr. Greenstein became PASSHE’s fifth chancellor on Sept. 4, 2018, replacing former chancellor Frank Brogan, who retired on…

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