Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Daily Briefing, 12/15/2010

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

In Pen Argyl, Borough Officials voted to raise taxes by 8.3%.  In Allentown, City Council is set to vote on a Project Labor Agreement that would require the use of union labor for any project over $250,000 that uses state or federal funding.  In Lower Macungie, planners reviewed a proposed industrial and commercial development in the western part of the township.

In national news, the Federal Reserve left interest rates at nearly 0%, saying that the economy is recovering, but not fast enough.  Twenty CEOs are coming to Washington to meet with President Obama and discuss a variety of issues.  Lead by outgoing Congressman Patrick Murphy, the House of Representatives will vote one more time in an attempt to repeal "Don't Ask, Don't Tell."

We have one Chamber event today: a joint holiday lunch with the East Penn and Western Lehigh Chambers of Commerce, featuring Ed Hanna.

That's it for now!  We'll be back later.  Have a good one!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

"In Allentown, City Council is set to vote on a Project Labor Agreement that would require the use of union labor for any project over $250,000 that uses state or federal funding."

What is the Chamber's position on this?

Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce said...

Hi Anon 10:07. Here is the response, directly from Michelle Griffin-Young, our Executive VP of Public Policy:

"Because this legislation is specific to a defined area of the Valley in which we have a partner Chamber, The Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce's partner, the Allentown Chamber, is the decision making body. The Allentown Chamber Board has met and determined they will not take a position on this issue."

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the response.

That is crazy. The Allentown Chamber must be afraid of D'AMore & Co.