Friday, January 21, 2011

Daily Briefing, 1/21/2011

Good morning everyone!  Here is your Daily Briefing on this snowy Friday.

In Northampton County, the County Elections Board is set to meet to review the +23,000 signatures filed by Gracedale supporters who are seeking to stop the sale of the county nursing home.  In Macungie, Borough Officials and the Police Department have reached a tentative contract agreement.  In school district news, the Bangor Area School District is facing a $2.4 million budget gap.  In the Catasauqua Area School District, a new teacher's contract provides for raises while increasing teacher contributions to their health care plan.  The Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation held their annual meeting yesterday, electing Don Bernhard of PPL as their new chair.  Congrats to Joe Brake, Vice President of Coca-Cola Bottling of the Lehigh Valley, who is the new President of the Pennsylvania Beverage Association.  And congrats to Wegmans as well, as the company was ranked #3 on the list of top 500 companies to work for.

Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has left the hospital and is moving to a Houston rehabilitation facility.  Paul Volcker, head of the Economic Recovery Advisory Board, is stepping down.  He will be replaced by Jeffrey Emmelt of General Electric.  Senator Pat Toomey will be introducing legislation that requires that interest on the federal debt be paid if the government does not raise the debt ceiling.

No events today - the snow took care of that one!

Anyway, that's it for now.  Have a great day, and be safe out there!

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