Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Daily Briefing, 5/5/2010

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

On first reading, Bethlehem has approved a ban on hand-held cell phone use while driving.  The ban would take effect on August 1 and will have its second and final vote on May 19.  In Macungie, Borough Council approved a settlement between the Mayor and Police Chief.  The settlement details will be released after it has been signed by all parties involved.

In state-wide news, State Representative Daryl Metcalfe (R-12) has proposed immigration reform legislation that is based on the recently passed Arizona legislation.  In the race for the Democratic nomination for Governor, all four Democratic candidates are now on the air with TV ads.

New research has come out that shows performance reviews have little to no effect in motivating employees - in fact, in some cases, it can have the opposite affect and make bad performance worse.  A new report indicates British Petroleum, still battling the disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, has lost $32 billion in value as a result of declining stock prices.

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

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