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One of Pittsburghs famed yellow bridges (Brookings Institution image).

Can Pa. reclaim its status as an economic powerhouse? | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - October 21, 2022

The commonwealth boasts powerhouse research universities, and a diverse and talented workforce that should put it on the map as nationwide leader. But, as a new report makes clear, for a combination of reasons, the state hasn’t been able to convert on those opportunities, and is “emerging from the pandemic with a set of middling […]

More than 30 states join lawsuit accusing Google of anti-competitive practices

BY: - July 8, 2021

Iowa is among 36 states suing Google over allegations the tech firm is operating a monopoly with its app store and Google Billing. In the Midwest, Minnesota, Missouri, Minnesota and South Dakota also are involved with the lawsuit, Utah v. Google. The states claim Google paid off competitors and used contracts to create a monopoly for its app store […]

Thousands in Pa. could have compromised health data. A Senate panel wants answers

BY: - May 11, 2021

The Health Department begged off Tuesday's hearing, saying pending litigation barred the agency from appearing. 

As cyber threats loom, state officials aim to boost defenses

BY: - February 3, 2021

Just last week, the House State Government Committee tabled HB 40, a bill introduced by state Rep. Seth Grove, R-York, that would have established IT governance and oversight, including an Office of Information Technology (OIT) at the state level.