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foot waves and 80 mph gusts that battered the Anthem of the Seas during a cruise off the coast of North Carolina. A Delco woman described the ordeal on the ship.
vote by the Upper Darby Democratic Committee to support challenger Sekela Coles over incumbent state Rep. Margo Davidson in the 164th state House race.
45 to 120
months in prison for a man who wielded an ax during a robbery of the Wawa in Upper Chichester.
person killed in hit-run in Chester Tuesday morning.
person taken into custody by a SWAT unit yesterday in Collingdale.
billion dollar budget plan rolled out by Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf yesterday.
budgets he and the Legislature have been able to pass so far.
months overdue, that would be his first budget effort.
billion dollar increase in spending from the last budget adopted in Pa.
percent increase in spending.
billion dollars in increased taxes under the Wolf plan.
percent hike in the state income tax, from current 3.07 percent to 3.4 percent.
billion dollars raised by the income tax hike.
percent sales tax would say the same, but would be applied to more services, such as cable TV and movie theater tickets.
a pack cigarette tax. That’s up from $1.60. It would raise $468 million.
percent new tax on natural gas production. That would generate $218 million, Wolf says.
percent surcharge on many insurance premiums, including fire, property and casualty insurance.
percent tax on promotional plays at state casinos. That would generate $51 million.
million dollars for education, that’s 2-year increase of 10 percent, to $6.3 billion.
million dollar boost for early childhood education.
million dollar boost for special education.
percent boost in aid to higher education, to $1.7 billion.
straight loss for the Flyers.
blowout to the Ducks last night.
anniversary of the Orange and Black. Kudos to Chairman Ed Snider.
win for No. 1 ranked Villanova over DePaul in their first game since taking the top spot in the polls.
Call me a Phanatic
: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.
Tom Wolf must be an Eagles fan. Ever the optimist.
I Don’t Get It:
I’m not sure if I was Wolf I would have snarled quite that much at the Republicans in the Legislature. Not exactly going to help what are going to be very tough negotiations.
Kudos to residents who continue to pack meetings in Marple with concerns about the proposed Cardinal Crossing development at the site of the former Don Guanella School. But they should temper the allegations being made against commissioners and the developer. That’s not helping.
“It was a terrifying experience and at several points the ship moved so severely to one side, I really thought the ship was going to lose control and topple into the sea.”
- Edgmont resident Emily Harris, on her ordeal aboard the Anthem of the Seas cruise ship, which was rocked by rough weather in the Atlantic.