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Commissioners bolster financial support to law

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by DANIEL MINGUEZ in Local News

Lehigh Valley Commissioners augmented funding to the offices of public defender, district attorney, and county coroner at its Aug. 22 meeting. According to Commissioner Percy Dougherty, crimes, including homicide, are up in the Lehigh Valley.

"The number of cases the public defender handles has increased drastically," he said. "It's almost guaranteed that the public defender is going to be back to us for more funding by the end of the year."

McNeill to be on ballot

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by AL RECKER in Local News

Daniel McNeill, former Whitehall Township executive with a strong union background, wasted no time getting his campaign started for state representative in the 133rd District.

The state Democratic Committee on Monday tapped the 65-year-old Hokendauqua resident as the party's candidate.

"This isn't an 'I, I, I' position," McNeill said in his remarks to committee members at the Fullerton fire hall Sunday. "This is a 'we' position and I believe we have to approach this as a team."

MCNEILL

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in Local News

Daniel McNeill, former Whitehall Township executive with a strong union background, wasted no time getting his campaign started for state representative in the 133rd District.

The state Democratic Committee on Monday tapped the 65-year-old Hokendauqua resident as the party's candidate.

"This isn't an 'I, I, I' position," McNeill said in his remarks to committee members at the Fullerton fire hall Sunday. "This is a 'we' position and I believe we have to approach this as a team."

County council pulls the plug on regional health department

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by CAROL SMITH Special to the Bethlehem Press in Local News

The possibility of a creating a regional health department is no longer a reality. Following the action of the Lehigh County Board of Commissioners to back out of the formation of a bi-county health department, by a vote of 8-1 Northampton County Council decided the economy would not support funding this new agency.

Councilman Lamont McClure was the single vote opposed to repealing the health department legislation at council's Aug. 16 meeting.

LEHIGH

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 by The Press in Local News

In back-to-back press events Aug. 28 Lehigh County officials unveiled the county's new executive and the proposed 2013 county budget.

President Judge Carol McGinley administered the oath of office to 75-year-old William Hansell, a former city council member and business administrator with decades of experience in government and management.

Hansell replaces Don Cunningham, who left the position after six years to become executive director of the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation.