Monday, January 24, 2011

Daily Briefing, 1/24/2011

Good morning everyone, and a happy Monday to you all.  Here is today's Daily Briefing.  

Here's something to be proud of: a new survey ranks the Lehigh Valley as the state's top region for green jobs.

In neighboring Berks County, the nominees to replace Senator Mike O'Pake (D-11) have been picked.  Republicans have selected the Berks County Register of Wills, Larry Medaglia, while the Democrats have nominated former County Commissioner Judy Schwank.  The Morning Call runs a story on school vouchers in Pennsylvania, which Republicans will be fighting for in the coming days.

President Obama is set to deliver his State of the Union address tomorrow - the address is expected to push the President's agenda to the center of the political spectrum.  Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI), chairman of the House Budget committee, will give the GOP response.  Some good national news: a new survey of economists shows that more hiring is expected in the first six months of 2011 - in fact, the hiring outlook for the next six months is at a twelve year high.

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

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