Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Daily Briefing, 11/16/2011

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

In Northampton County, Gracedale remains in serious financial trouble, with County Council members set to vote on a $2.7 million payment to keep the facility from going into debt.  ArtsQuest is fighting a $122,000 property tax bill for SteelStacks, saying the property should be tax exempt.

In state-wide news, Penn State coach Mike McQueary claims that he did stop an alleged shower rape of a ten-year old boy by former coach Jerry Sandusky.  He also says he went to the police after the incident.  Lawmakers have proposed a variety of measures in the wake of the Penn State scandal, including bills dealing with mandatory reporting laws and statutes of limitations.

In national news, a judge has upheld the eviction of Occupy Wall Street protesters from Zuccotti park, saying that New York could ban protesters from sleeping in the park and from bringing tents and sleeping bags.  The post office has reported a loss of $5 billion.

We have two Chamber events today: an East Penn/Western Lehigh lunch on Act 32 and a Hispanic Chamber/Ambassador joint Speed Networking event.

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

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