Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Daily Briefing, 6/23/2009

Good morning everyone! Here is today's Daily Briefing.

LANTA unveiled its 12-year plan for the future at a public meeting yesterday. The plan makes recommendation for future LANTA bus routes and satellite locations, among other items. In Bethlehem, the school district raised taxes 5.1% after rejecting a 6.3% increase. Uncertainty over state funding was one of the most problematic items for the budget. And, in Easton, the Morning Call appears to have left their bureau in Northampton County.

In state-wide news, Speaker of the House McCall has come out in favor of the Governor's tax increase and has said he is now open to expanding gambling to table games. And so the saga continues.

Business Matters aired yesterday, featuring a one-on-one interview with Congressman Joe Sestak. The show will be available online later today, and you can join in the debate over at the Business Matters blog.

We have three Chamber events today: the Business and Energy summit, a SOLEBO mixer at PuttU and a meeting of the Executive Women's Council to discuss Domestic Abuse in the workplace.

Well, that's it for this morning. Have a great day and we will catch you later.

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