Good morning everyone! I hope you had a great weekend, and welcome back to work. Here is today's Daily Briefing.
In political news, the Morning Call runs election profiles on Pat Toomey and Joe Sestak. An Express-Times story notes the funding difficulties faced by local libraries as a result of state cuts, forcing many to further limit their hours and services. Congrats to Chamber members WFMZ-TV and WLVT PBS 39, who both took home Mid Atlantic Emmy Awards yesterday.
In national news, President Obama will be signing into law a $42 billion bill designed to assist small businesses. Meanwhile, a new poll shows that 74% of Americans believe we are still in a recession. Meanwhile, a vote on whether or not to extend the Bush tax cuts will now come after the November elections.
Business Matters airs today, featuring a very lively discussion on Race and Politics in America. The show airs tonight at 8pm on WFMZ-TV.
And let's conclude on a very positive note: the Phillies clinched a playoff spot yesterday. Woohoo!
Have a great day! We'll see you later.