Monday, June 21, 2010

Daily Briefing, 6/21/10

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

The Morning Call runs a story on seniors and employment, noting that the AARP has been helping to find jobs for seniors. The Express Times runs a very interesting story on technology and graduates, noting that technological advances are making it easier for those who couldn't otherwise attend to see graduation ceremonies.  In Forks Township, Supervisors have passed a law banning elected or appointed officials from holding paid positions with the township.  Honeywell Township has reimbursed eight affected agencies about $139,000 for expenses related to a chemical spill along Route 33 last year.  There will be two public hearings to discuss PPL's proposed rate hike for next year.  The 5% hike would cost the average homeowner an additional $7.41 per month. 

In case you missed it on Friday:  Former State Representative Mike Veon, the one-time #2 ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives, was sentenced to 6-14 years in jail for his role in the Bonusgate scandal. 

In national news, a new report says that BP has, thus far, spent $2 billion in its efforts to clean-up the oil spill in the Gulf.

Business Matters airs tonight, and as we enter the summer we will be rerunning our favorite shows.  Today's topic:  Bonusgate - fair prosecution?  The show airs tonight at 8pm on WFMZ-TV.

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

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There is no Honeywell Township. The company that owned the tanker is Honeywell International. Do you have anyone proofread?