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Tue Aug 27, 2013, 07:39 AM

3. Corbett can't seem to find anyone competent in Pennsylvania to take the top jobs! What a sick joke!

Corbett hires Jeb Bush's former lieutenant governor to replace Harner. Has the man ever even set foot in Pennsylvania? Who says Corbett can't make snap decisions? Not like Corbett needed to take the time to find someone in Pennsylvania, familiar with the system to take the job. As per usual for Gov. Corbett, he went out of state for one of top jobs in the Commonwealth. Obviously, there was NO ONE in Pennsylvania competent to take this job.

"On Wednesday, Brogan — a former Florida lieutenant governor and later president of Florida Atlantic University — accepted a similar job in Pennsylvania and will start work Oct. 1. Coupled with the abrupt resignation of Education Commissioner Tony Bennett last week, Florida is now without permanent leadership in its top education posts.

The position is the highest-paid job in Pennsylvania’s state government, but Brogan, 59, will take a slight pay cut; he will make $327,500 compared to his current $357,000 base salary. Because of Florida's deferred retirement plan, Brogan will leave Sept. 30 with a hefty one-time payment — $622,109 — and begin collecting benefits. Together, that income will still be about $102,000 less than the $1.1 million lump sum he would have received if he had stayed on the job through 2015.

The Pennsylvania system — which comprises universities at Bloomsburg, California, Cheyney, Clarion, East Stroudsburg, Edinboro, Indiana, Kutztown, Lock Haven, Mansfield, Millersville, Shippensburg, Slippery Rock and West Chester — voted unanimously in January to keep the search process secret for the first time in 31 years, so the announcement Wednesday came as a surprise to many in Florida.

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