Good morning everyone! Here is today's Daily Briefing.
Former attorney John Karoly Jr. has been disbarred by the Pennsylvania State Supreme Court as a result of his conviction on charges of tax evasion, mail fraud and money laundering. In Allentown, Mayor Ed Pawlowski has been cleared of ethics violations related to construction on his house. In Bethlehem, City Council approved legislation designed to jump start development at the former Bethlehem Steel site, including the SteelStax project. In Easton, City Council's public safety committee has asked its solicitor for an opinion regarding a possible hand-held cell phone ban while driving.
A Morning Call story reviews the Pennsylvania Governor's race, noting that Dan Onorato is currently behind in polling and fund-raising. In a case of perfect timing, a new Quinnipiac Poll has Corbett up by 15%. Joe Sestak has announced that he will not attend the Pennsylvania Chamber of Commerce debate (just for the record, we have no affiliation with this debate).
In national news, Senate Republicans successfully filibustered legislation that would have repealed the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," that prohibits gays from serving openly in the military.
We have two Chamber events today: A Celtic Fest kick-off and a beer tasting event by the Bethlehem and LeBEAM Chambers of Commerce and a Social Media training class on creating your business' Social Media plan.
Oh, and a day after saying Kolb was the starter, Andy Reid yesterday announced that Michael Vick will be the starting QB for the Eagles.
That's it for now! Have a great day!