In national news:

U.S. Department of Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder pledged that, if confirmed, he would divest his multimillion-dollar stake in CKE Restaurants Inc. (the fast food company that owns Hardee’s/Carl’s Jr.) and sell a wide array of other holdings, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times this morning. Yesterday, it was revealed that Puzder’s team had finally submitted required forms and financial disclosures to the Office of Government Ethics, after his hearing had been delayed four separate times. The 33-page disclosure report showed Puzder has $35 million to $119 million in assets, which are required to be reported only within broad ranges. Now that the paperwork has been received, Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee Chair Lamar Alexander has scheduled Puzder’s hearing for February 16th.

Read more from the Los Angeles Times here.

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