Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Daily Briefing, 12/14/2011

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

In Allentown, a fence has gone up around the arena site, preparing the area for demolition.  A new hiring survey shows that 7 in 10 Valley employers expect to do no hiring or firing in the first quarter of 2012.  In Easton, Met-Ed met with Easton City Council yesterday to discuss power outages during the freak October snowstorm.

In state-wide news, the Congressional redistricting map was revealed yesterday.  The Valley is now in two Congressional districts, with the Easton area going to Congressman Tim Holden.  The map has to be approved by the State House and Senate, then signed by the Governor.  In other news, Jerry Sandusky waved his preliminary hearing yesterday.

In national news, the National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that states ban cell phone use while driving.  Donald Trump has cancelled his plans to moderate a Republican debate after only Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich accepted the debate invitation.  The House of Representatives approved payroll tax extension legislation, combined with a bill that would speed up government approval for the Keystone XL pipeline.  The Federal Reserve announced yesterday that they were keeping interest rates at record lows.

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

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