In national news:

President-elect Trump has officially chosen fast food mogul Andy Pudzer as Secretary of Labor. Pudzer is the CEO of CKE Restaurants, which includes Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr. A statement from Trump said that Pudzer “will save small businesses from the crushing burdens of unnecessary regulations that are stunting job growth and suppressing wages.” According to a Politico report, in 2010 Puzder coauthored a book titled “Job Creation: How It Really Works And Why Government Doesn’t Understand It.” Unions are already opposed to the pick – a post in The American Prospect quoted Kendall Fells, organizing director for the Service Employees International Union-funded Fight for $15, saying, “Puzder as labor secretary is like putting Bernie Madoff in charge of the Treasury.”

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