Thursday, August 27, 2009

Daily Briefing, 8/27/2009

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

In Easton, the city may have to temporarily take on the payments of two state programs: Main Street and Weed and Seed. The reason the city is currently making these payments? The lack of a state budget.

In national news, the "Cash for Clunkers" program generated over 690,000 new car sales, totaling $2.88 billion. Many car dealers are still waiting to get their payments from the government. In energy related news, natural gas prices are at a seven year low. In New Mexico, Governor Bill Richardson has been cleared in a federal government probe that investigated pay-to-play allegations against the Governor and one of the Governor's donors. These are the same allegations that forced Richardson to withdraw his name from consideration as Commerce Secretary.

We have two Chamber events today: a Speed Networking event and a Phillipsburg-Easton mixer at Infini-Tee Golf Center in Phillipsburg.

And that's it! We'll have at least one more entry later today on everyone's favorite topic: TRAFFIC!

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