Good morning everyone! Here is today's Daily Briefing.
In Allentown, District Justice Maryesther Merlo responded to accusations filed by the Commonwealth that accuse her of judicial misconduct. In Bethlehem, Mayor John Callahan announced 50 layoffs to balance his 2011 budget. At the first city budget hearing, Allentown firefighters accused Mayor Pawlowski of rejecting $1 million in concessions. In Slatington, the Borough is considering laying off police officers in an attempt to balance its budget.
After facing pressure from its own members, the Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has said the House will convene again to discuss legislation before it, including pension reform.
This is just too fascinating not to repeat: apparently, former President Bush once told a group that he would have endorsed then Senator Obama's campaign, if asked. The United States remains the largest economy in the world, but it isn't even in the top ten when it comes to economic growth. The preliminary proposals of a bipartisan debt commission were released yesterday; the proposals call for cuts to numerous programs and tax breaks.
We have one Chamber event today: a free mixer at Penn State Lehigh Valley.
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