Friday, July 24, 2009

Daily Briefing, 7/24/2009

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

In what could be a very interesting political story, former Northampton County Executive Glenn Reibman is considering a run for State Senator Rob Wonderling's seat, which will be vacant as of July 31. Wonderling is resigning to serve as President of the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. Meanwhile, Northampton County Council voted to appoint nine members to its casino authority. It's members will decide how gambling dollars are distributed. In Bethlehem, ArtsQuest announced yesterday that it plans to tear down part of the former Bethlehem Steel factory to make way for their SteelStax project. In Allentown, WFMZ runs a story on the incredible success of the 7th Street Main Street Program and its Manager, Peter Lewnes. And in New Jersey, more than 40 individuals, including Mayors, Assemblymen and Rabbis were arrested in New Jersey yesterday, charged in a massive public corruption case.

In national news, an interesting poll has come out that notes America's concerns with what they perceive to be excessive government spending. The poll notes that 59% of American's believe the federal government is spending too much money and 52% believe the government is expanding too much. And, while we're on the subject of government and money, a minimum wage hike takes effect today, with wages rising to $7.25 an hour.

That's all for today. Have a great weekend and we'll see you Monday!

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