Thursday, May 28, 2009

Daily Briefing, 5/28/2009

Good morning everyone! Here is what we have for you today.

Some green stories in the news today - PennDOT is funding eleven green projects, involving items like bicycle lanes and greenways. In Easton, Lafayette College will be hosting a green energy conference from July 27 to August 1. The conference will include a seminar on green jobs. And while we are in Easton, City Council awarded $15,000 in funding to special events yesterday - nine events received grants, including $5,000 for Easton's Heritage Day. And there is big news for Catholic's in Allentown, as a new Bishop has been appointed. John O. Barres comes to the area from Wilmington, Delaware.

The 2010 elections may have gotten more interesting - apparently, Congressman Joe Sestak is privately telling supporters that he is planning on challenging Senator Arlen in a primary for the 2010 election. State and national Democrats will likely try to pressure Sestak to get out of the race.

In national news, it appears that more regulation may be coming - President Obama is apparently considering a plan to create a single agency to regulate the banking industry. Health care reform may also happen by the end of the year. Elements of the plan include coverage for the 47 million uninsured Americans and will also create a government funded option as a health care plan.

And that's it for today! Have a great day and we will see you later.

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