Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Daily Briefing, 1/25/2012

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

In Lehigh County, County Commissioners are set to vote on whether or not to proceed with a property tax reassessment.  The Chamber held its annual Economic Outlook event, and the verdict was a good one - the economy isn't doing THAT badly!  In the Parkland School District, a preliminary agreement with the teacher's union calls for a pay freeze for teachers.  The preliminary budget also contains a 4.96% tax hike.  Matt Cartwright of Scranton has announced that he will challenge Congressman Tim Holden in a Democratic Primary.

In state-wide news, a state government panel voted to approve legislation that would shrink the size of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives.

In national news, President Obama delivered his State of the Union address yesterday; the Republican response was delivered by Governor Mitch Daniels of Indiana.  Here's some good news; economic confidence is at the highest its been since May.

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

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