Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Daily Briefing, 6/23/2010

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

In Allentown, Mayor Ed Pawlowski has warned the city's three unions that, without concessions, the city is heading for Act 47 (finally distressed) status which will ultimately result in the city altering union benefits.  Northampton County District Attorney John Morganelli has asked the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to render Ron Angle's appeal of a decision saying that he cannot serve two office moot, since Angle has already resigned from the Bangor Area School Board.  The United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley has announced that this year's campaign chair is Sally Gammon, CEO of Good Sheppard Rehabilitation Network.

In state-wide news, a report by Auditor General Jack Wagner on the states Megan's Law website has given the site a C-, saying that more needs to be done to alert residents about sex offenders living in their area.  A new polls shows that Pat Toomey and Joe Sestak are tied in the race for the U.S. Senate.

In national news, a new report shows that, even when adjusted for inflation, the cost for raising children has risen 22% since 1960.  General Stanley McChrystal, commander of U.S. troops in Afghanistan, has reportedly tendered his resignation after comments made to Rolling Stone in which he and his staff made fun of civilian officials, including the Vice President.

We have two Chamber events today - a mixer at the Allentown Brewworks on the Green and Young Professionals event, featuring Joe Brake, CEO of Coca Cola Bottling Company.

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

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