Thursday, February 24, 2011

Daily Briefing, 2/24/2011

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

At a press conference yesterday, area businesses including the Iron Pigs, TD Bank, Air Products, RCN, Rodale and The Chamber have stepped up to encourage others to donate to the Allentown Family Fund - a fund established to assist the victims of the February 6 explosion.  Six banks and a Montgomery County non-profit are coming together to pool funding and make it easier for potential borrowers to have access to credit.

A new report on the state's with the worst tax burden shows that Pennsylvania has the 10th worst state and local taxes in the nation.  Speaker Boehner and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) are working on a plan to avoid a government shutdown by crafting a two week stop-gap measure in exchange for about $4 billion in cuts.  The state of Indiana has dropped the idea of passing controversial right-to-work legislation that caused Senate Democrats to leave the state.

We have one Chamber event today: a President's Roundtable with Dr. Ronald Swinfard, the new CEO of the Lehigh Valley Health Network.

That is it for now, but I promise we will have more later today (sorry about the lack of a 2nd entry yesterday!).  Have a great day, and we'll see you soon!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

"CACLV plans to canvas the neighborhood surrounding the explosion site and determine what residents need most."

So the CACLV will determine the needs of the victims? I think the victims themselves should determine that.

Also, don't forget to give to the Red Cross of the LV to help replenish what they spent/used helping these victims - that way it can be "paid forward" for future victims. The Red Cross has already operated the temporary shelter, provided temporary housing at area hotels, provided clothes, food, etc. to the blast victims. Only right we give to them too.