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Corbett unveils proposed budget

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by SUSAN BRYANT in Local News

Gov. Tom Corbett recently presented his proposed 2013-2014 budget before the General Assembly in Harrisburg.

While his $28.4 billion spending plan is nearly a 2.4 percent increase from last year's budget, it does not call for any tax increase.

The plan does include a $90 million or 1.7 percent increase in state funding for basic education, the first in two years, bringing the total to nearly $5.5 billion, the highest level of state funding for school districts.

LEHIGH COUNTY COMMISSIONERS Lehigh County Authority's charter extension debated

Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by ANDREW CASS Special to The Press in Local News

The Lehigh County Commissioners discussed a plan to extend the Lehigh County Authority's charter at its Feb. 13 meeting.

The Lehigh County Authority, a provider of water to the majority of Lehigh County, currently has 36 years remaining on its charter, but the charter needs to be extended to 50 years for the authority to be able to bid on the lease for Allentown's water.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013 by MARY PATRICIA FLETCHER Special to The Press in Local News

An Evening of Jazz rescheduled for Feb. 23

East Penn Instrumental Musicians Club's Evening of Jazz will be held 7 to 9 p.m. Feb. 23 in the Emmaus High School cafeteria. The Esquires Jazz Band will provide music. Ticket price includes beverage and dessert. To order tickets, download the order form at www.epimc.org. Proceeds benefit the Emmaus High School music program.