Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Daily Briefing, 9/14/2011

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

In national news, the East Penn School District is asking the state to ignore two days last week that were cancelled due to flooding.

In state-wide news, Republican legislators have proposed breaking Pennsylvania's electoral vote allocation into Congressional districts during Presidential elections, instead of the current winner-take-all system.  This would result in the splitting of Pennsylvania's electoral votes.

In national news, Republican Bob Turner won a major upset in Anthony Weiner's former Congressional seat in New York, defeating Democrat David Werpin.  In testimony before the Super Committee yesterday, the Congressional budget office warned against cutting spending and raising taxes.  A new survey shows that the amount of American's without health insurance increased 900,000 over the past year.

We have two Chamber events today: a President's Roundtable with Economist Kamran Afshar and a Southern Lehigh Chamber of Commerce event on marketing.

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

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