Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Daily Briefing, 10/13/2009

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

In the Saucon Valley, teachers are, once again, heading on strike.  The strike is set to begin tomorrow and coincides with a school board meeting to be held tonight.  At that meeting, the Saucon Valley School Board was set to vote on the latest contract proposal from the union.  At PBS-39, budget cuts have resulted in some local casualties, with shows being canceled and crew being laid off.  The cuts come as a result of a 90% reduction in state funding.  In Allentown, the city is moving forward with a plan to build a minor league hockey arena in the next seven months.  When it comes to swine flu, the Lehigh Valley will get vaccines, but not yet, as initial vaccines went to areas where there were the most cases. In business news, Lehigh Valley homes sales rose 18.2% in September, but prices continue to drop.  WFMZ runs a story on the recent state budget and its affect on Community and Economic Development projects.

We have one Chamber event today: a Capitol BlueCross Wellness Lunch and Learn on maintaining health habits.

Business Matters aired yesterday, and the topic was transportation in the Lehigh Valley.  You can watch the show online later today and check out the Business Matters blog to join in on the debate.

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

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