Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Daily Briefing, 8/11/2009

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

The Morning Call runs two stories on how the state budget-impasse is affecting local schools. In Bethlehem, the Bethlehem Area School District may see $3.5 million in cuts, as no funding has come through for some of these programs yet. State subsidies also haven't come through for local day cares, resulting in massive problems for that industry as well. And in Allentown, WFMZ runs a story on crime in Allentown - Mayor Pawlowski says crime is down, while his opponent in the upcoming election, Councilman Tony Phillips, says its up.

And, in national news, while things seem to be looking up, the federal government is warning against jumping the gun just yet, saying they aren't ready to call it a recovery just yet.

Business Matters aired yesterday - the topic was voter apathy in America. You can catch the show online later tonight, or check out the Business Matters blog for more information.

And that's it! Have a great day.

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