Good morning everyone! Here is today's Daily Briefing.
A Morning Call articles reviews how hard cities were hit by the recession, noting that Allentown and Bethlehem residents were hit the hardest in the Valley. It appears that Gracedale employees and Northampton County have agreed to a new contract, though the contract must still be formally approved by Northampton County Council. Upper Macungie Township is considering its first tax hike in 16 years.
In national news, Congress has approved stop-gap measures to keep the federal government funded and operating, essentially clearing the way for Congress to dismiss and go home before the November elections. And here's a subject near and dear to all of our hearts: property taxes. According to an article by CNNMoney.com, the Northeast pays the highest in property taxes, while the Southeast pays the lowest.
We have one Chamber event today, and its a big one: our 5th Annual Lehigh Valley Mayor's Dinner.
Don't forget to check out our contest where you could win free tickets to Bethlehem Harvest Fest! See our Facebook or Twitter page for more info.