Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Daily Briefing, 6/16/2009

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

In state-wide news, former Congressman Pat Toomey has raised more than one million in his raise for Arlen Specter's (D-PA) Senate seat.

In national news, President Obama yesterday made a major speech in which he stumped for his health care plan. Obama's plan could cost $1 trillion over ten years, according to an estimate by the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office. The President is also set to speak tomorrow about the need for a new financial watchdog agency. Oh, and for all of our budget troubles in Pennsylvania, let's be thankful we don't have California's problems: the state has a $24.3 billion budget gap and, according to one study, won't start to grow again until 2010.

The Chamber is in the news today for our trip to China. Check out our website for more information about the trip.

Business Matters aired yesterday, and the topic was the future of the Republican party. The show will be available online later today - in the meantime, check out the Business Matters blog for more information on the show and to join in the debate.

We have one Chamber event today: the Hellertown-Lower Saucon Scholarship Award dinner.

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

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