Thursday, January 20, 2011

Daily Briefing, 1/20/2011

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

In Bethlehem, city officials borrowed from other city funds in order to make its payroll, despite making an earlier promise to avoid doing so.  Lehigh Valley home sales have stabilized over the past three months, with basically the same amount of sales occurring at the same time last year; prices, also remain the same.  Lafayette Ambassador Bank had good news to report, with its profit margins nearly doubling in 2010.  In Allentown, same-sex benefits were approved for many city employees, with the legal technicalities holding up the approval of the benefits for some of the city's unions.  In Allentown, the School District approved a preliminary budget that raises taxes by 6%.

The House of Representatives yesterday repealed President Obama's Health Care law by a 245-189 vote.  The bill now goes to the Senate, where Majority Leader Harry Read has said it will not get a vote.

That's it for now!  Have a great day, and we'll be back later.

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