Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Daily Briefing, 1/12/2010

Good morning everyone!  I hope you are all enjoying this snowy Wednesday.  Here is today's Daily Briefing.

Most parts of the Valley got at least three inches of snow, but you can expect to see a windy day today.  The Lehigh County Government Center will now have metal detectors at its main entrance.  In Allentown, Mayor Pawlowski apparently outsourced city work in violation of a 1998 city ordinance.  The Bethlehem Area School District appears set to end its bond swaps - at a price of $6 million.  In Bethlehem, the Celtic Cultural Alliance is going to sponsor a St. Patrick's Day parade this year.  In Easton, City Council appears set to approve of same-sex partner benefits.

In state-wide news, the state legislature is considering a plan to tighten its own accounts in an effort to save money.  Wine kiosks should be back online across the state, possibly as soon as next week.  In Allegheny County, fresh on the heels of his gubenatorial race loss, Dan Onorato will not run for reelection as Allegheny County Executive and instead run for state-wide office again.

After months of rumors, its finally official: Verizon will be offering the iPhone, with retail sales starting February 10 and pre-orders opening February 3.

We have no Chamber events today - the snow took care of that one!

So, that's it for now - we should be back later today.  Be safe out there!

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