Monday, September 21, 2009

Daily Briefing, 9/21/2009

Good morning everyone! We hope you had a great weekend. Here is today's Daily Briefing.

In Lehigh County, new Courtrooms are being used after years of construction - and at least one Lehigh County Judge isn't happy with the end results. In Wilson, the community is dealing with some different challenges as it tries to revitalize its downtown - the article quotes Sharon Davis of the Borough Business Revitalization Program and The Chamber. And, as reported yesterday, there appears to be good news in the budget for the city of Allentown, as the budget looks set to include a funding mechanism that would result in the construction of an arena by Allentown's downtown waterfront.

In state-wide news, it happened over the weekend, finally: we have a budget agreement, in principle. The nearly $28 billion deal involves draining the state rainy day fund, slightly expanding the sales tax and increasing some business taxes and the cigarette tax.

Business Matters airs tonight - the episode is another showing of our previous one-on-one interview with former Congressman and Senate candidate Pat Toomey. The show airs tonight on WFMZ at 8:00pm, and make sure you check out the Business Matters blog for more information.

Hmm...not much to report today! We'll catch you later.

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