Monday, August 24, 2009

Daily Briefing, 8/24/2009

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

In Bethlehem, over 200 people gathered to protest the recent budget cuts made by the Bethlehem Area School Board. The cuts resulted in the loss of $2.8 million in funding.

In state-wide news, President Obama will appear with Senator Arlen Specter at a fundraiser on September 15, delivering on his promise to support the Senator in his upcoming 2010 campaign. In the latest story to document the troubles of the state's budget impasse, Agricultural Fairs are suffering without state support, forcing many to cut back on their festivities or even cancel. Meanwhile, Congressman Joe Sestak (D-7) and former Congressman Pat Toomey have announced that they will debate health care reform at Muhlenberg College on September 2. The move is very unorthodox, since neither of them are actually their respective parties nominees yet.

Business Matters airs tonight, and the topic is the ongoing revitalization of Allentown. The show airs at 8:00pm on WFMZ. You can also check out the Business Matters blog to find out more about the show and join in the debate.

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

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