Good morning everyone! Here is today's Daily Briefing.
Northampton County Executive John Stoffa said yesterday that the county will need an additional $3 million for Gracedale operations if a referendum passes that bands its sale. As noted in the Express-Times, The Chamber filmed a Business Matters episode on that very subject - the show will air May 2. In the Easton Area School District, the teachers union and administration are meeting again to try and renegotiate their contract. Mack Trucks has announced that it will add 50 workers to its manufacturing facility in Lower Macungie.
A new poll shows that Governor Corbett is less popular, with his approval/disapproval rating now at 37% - 39%.
In national news, President Obama released his long-form birth certificate yesterday, showing that he was, as he had always said, born in Hawaii. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) announced yesterday that the Senate will vote on Congressman Ryan's (R-WI) proposed budget. President Obama announced national security appointments yesterday: CIA Secretary Leon Panetta will replace Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense, and General David Petraeus will replace Panetta as the head of the CIA. Storms and tornadoes blew across much of the South yesterday, killing at least 159. Crude oil prices have reached a 33-month high of $112 a barrel.
We have two Chamber events today: a free webinar on enhancing your local SEO and an East Penn School Board Debate, hosted by the East Penn Chamber of Commerce.
That's it for now! Have a good one, and we'll see you later.