Good morning everyone! Here is today's Daily Briefing.
The Iron Pigs lost 6-2 yesterday, putting them one game away from elimination. Game four will be played tonight. The contract with Premier Healthcare Resources has been signed, allowing Premier to take over management of Gracedale later this month. The Phillipsburg Area Chamber of Commerce has selected Jack Budd as its citizen of the year. In Lower Macungie Township, the Board of Commissioners voted 5-0 to file an appeal of a Lehigh County Judge's decision to invalidate a zoning decision for the development of 600 acres. A Lehigh County Judge has ruled that the Mayor of Macungie should have access to police records and a key to the building.
In state-wide news, Governor Tom Corbett yesterday announced that he was in favor of an impact fee on Marcellus Shale drilling. A new survey shows that more than 14,000 school jobs were lost during the 2011-2012 school year.
In national news, 36 Senators (both Democrats and Republicans) expressed their support for the deficit reduction panel to find more than their goal of $1.5 trillion in spending reductions. Mortgage rates have hit a record low, nearing 4%.
Today is an absurdly busy day at The Chamber, with four events: a Webinar on how you can get the most out of your Chamber Membership, Party on the Deck in downtown Allentown, a tour of the Apple Store at the Lehigh Valley Mall (complete with workshops) and a tailgating party before the Parkland vs. East Penn High Schools football games.
That's it for now! Have a good one and we'll be back later today.