Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Daily Briefing, 8/5/2009

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

In Northampton County, the budget crisis has hit home, as County Executive John Stoffa said today that he will ask county employees to take voluntary unpaid leave to save money.

In state-wide news, as expected, the House approved a Republican budget yesterday, paving the way for Governor Rendell to veto most of it and sign the bill into law as a "bridge budget" that will allow state workers to be paid. Also, as expected, Congressman Joe Sestak (D-7) made his primary challenge to Arlen Specter official. Specter fired back, blasting Sestak via Twitter.

In national news, debate began yesterday for the confirmation of Sonya Sotomayer to the Supreme Court. C-SPAN reports that Sotomayer has the votes to be confirmed.

We have one Chamber event today: a LeBEAM Mixer at Amore Winery.

That's it for today! Have a great day.

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