Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Daily Briefing, 4/14/2010

Good morning everyone!  Here is your Daily Briefing for today.

Vice President Joe Biden will be in the Lehigh Valley tomorrow.  The Vice President will speak at Ben Franklin TechVentures to discuss the Recovery Act, then attend a fundraiser for John Callahan, who is challenging Congressman Charlie Dent (R-15).  Steel from the World Trade Center will be traveling through the Lehigh Valley today, part of a 28-truck convoy that is taking the steel back to Coatsville  Coatesville (corrected per an annonymous commenter's catch), where it was originally made.  The steel will become part of a museum.  In Whitehall, Township Commissioners quested expenses incurred by the Coplay-Whitehall Sewer Authority.  In Easton, City Council members agreed to form a council of residents to determine if revisions to Council's compensation are necessary.  Council members, who are part-time, receive $9,371 a year, as well as health benefits.  The Easton Area School District has started using video conferencing to allow students who cannot be in a classroom to still attend class.  Northampton County Council President Ron Angle has again asked Senior Judge Michael Franciosa to recuse himself from a case regarding whether or not Angle can simultaneously serve on Northampton County Council and the Bangor Area School District.  The Borough of Wilson is considering joining 32 other municipalities in passing a law that would require residents to report when their guns are lost or stolen.
And, congrats to the Lehigh Valley Tweetup for celebrating its one year anniversary yesterday at the Allentown Brew Works.  The Tweetup received great coverage in a Morning Call article.

A new Senate poll has a surprising result:  the Rasmussen Report poll has Arlen Specter with a 2% lead over Congressman Joe Sestak in the race for the Democratic nomination for the Senate, 44-42%.  The poll dramatically differs with two other recently released polls, both of which show Specter with at least a 20% lead over Sestak.  Incidentally, Specter is now on the air with TV ads.

Ben Bernanke, Chairmen of the Federal Reserve, said yesterday that though an economic recovery is in progress, the recovery will not reduce unemployment for some time.  When it comes to mortgage assistance for Americans, a new report shows that for every home saved, ten more are foreclosed.

We have two Chamber events today: a President's Roundtable with the CEO of Crayola, Mike Perry, and a Southern Lehigh and Hellertown-Lower Saucon joint breakfast.

That's it for now!  Wow, today was a busy one.  Anyway, we'll see you later today!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

It is CoatEsville, not Coatsville.

Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce said...

Thanks for catching my error, corrected.

Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce said...

Thanks for catching my error, corrected.

Anonymous said...

Good job on the correction.