Monday, June 15, 2009

Daily Briefing, 6/15/2009

Good morning everyone! Hope you had a great weekend. Here is today's Daily Briefing.

In local news, Saucon Valley teachers and the school board continue to talk to resolve a second potential strike. The talks have produced no results as of yet.

In state-wide news, Twitter is the latest weapon in the war between state Democrats and Republicans in the PA budget battle! Aides from both caucuses are fighting with each other, in a very public manor, via their Twitter feeds. Meanwhile, an issue being talked about at the local level now is the expansion of gaming laws into table games, such as blackjack or poker. One study says these games would create 10,000 jobs and generate $164 million in revenue. However, local officials (at least those interviewed by the E-T) don't appear to be very supportive of table games.

The Roast of Tony Iannelli was held on Friday - check out the WFMZ coverage of this great event. And speaking of WFMZ, Business Matters airs today. The topic is the future of the Republican Party. Check out the Business Matters blog to participate in the debate on the show.

That's it for today - hmm, slow news day! Anyway, we'll catch you later!

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