Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Daily Briefing, 6/24/2009

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

In a story that could have state-wide implications, Bethlehem Mayor John Callahan is apparently considering running for Congress. Callahan has considered running before but never this strongly, and has commissioned a poll on the possibility. In other news, the East Penn School District adopted a budget on Monday, raising taxes 3.2% and cutting $1.5 million.

In state-wide news, a coalition of Mayors from five Pennsylvania cities (including Bethlehem and Easton) have commissioned a study that would examine the fiscal health of Pennsylvania cities. All five say that the structure of cities in Pennsylvania does not allow for fiscal stability.

We have two Chamber events today: a seminar on "Business Killers" sponsored by the Phillipsburg Area Chamber of Commerce and Merchants Bank and Iron Pigs night with the Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce.

Well, not too much going on today. That's all we got, so have a great day and we'll see you later.

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