Good morning everyone! Here is today's Daily Briefing.
The Iron Pigs lost 4-1 to Columbus yesterday, tying the series at 1-1. Game Three will be tonight at Coca-Cola Park. Under questioning from Ron Angle, Northampton County Executive John Stoffa said that the county is planning on raising taxes 9.3%, possibly more. At a Chamber event yesterday, economist Kamran Afshar called for more government spending. The Chamber also had a press conference with its Hamilton Main Street Program, announcing that $50,000 in state funding to support the program had arrived. In Easton, the city's Redevelopment Authority is asking for the city for a $65,000 loan so the Authority can purchase a parking lot. An energy savings plan has been proposed for Gracedale that could save the facility $16.2 million over ten years. Mikhail Gorbachev will be giving a free lecture at Lafayette on October 19. Despite attendance difficulties at this year's event, Mayfair will continue next year, with a new Executive Director.
In state-wide news, Pennsylvania lawmakers heard testimony on making English the official language of the state.
In national news, the White House is being accused of rushing a $500 million loan to Solyndra, a solar energy company that went bankrupt after receiving the money. Foreclosures rose 7% in the month of August compared to July.
We have one Chamber event today: a mixer at Boston's Restaurant in Fogelsville.
That's it for now...wow, busy day! See you soon!