Monday, May 17, 2010

Daily Briefing, 5/17/2010

Good morning everyone, and a Happy Monday to you! Here is today's Daily Briefing.

The Lehigh County Bar Association is promoting its initiative, which seeks to make children more aware of the dangers posed by Social Media.  The City of Easton will spend the summer working on numerous stress projects, including a $10 million project to install new water mains.

Today is the last day before the primary tomorrow.  It is also the day of the special election between Democrat Mark Critz and Republican Tim Burns to replace Congressman Jack Murtha in the12th Congressional District., with the last poll taken showing Burns with a slim 48-47% lead

In national news, the U.S. Senate appears likely to pass financial reform legislation that would completely overhaul U.S. financial institutions. Congress has until June 1 to pass a "patch" that would stop Medicare reimbursements to Doctors from being cut 21%.  There is some good news when it comes to the oil leak in the Gulf, as BP was able to insert a tube into the leak that is capturing some of the oil.

Business Matters airs today, featuring a discussion on the Tea Party, its effects and whether or not it is here to stay.  The show will air tonight at 8pm on WFMZ-TV.

That's it for now!  Have a great day, and we'll see you later.

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