The Daily Numbers - Jan. 3

The Daily Numbers: 99 percent of taxpayers got a break, why U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan voted in favor of fiscal cliff legislation.

110 billion in spending cuts that also were put off until March 1. Mark that one down as the next fiscal cliff deadline.

27 of March, date when stopgap measure that funds the government expires

5 year fiscal plan that will be reviewed by city of Chester tonight to avoid their own fiscal cliff.

2 residents of Texas who face drug charges after a shot was fired during a scuffle in an Essington motel.

46, age of woman from Trainer who faces charges along with her boyfriend, 46, for trying to use a credit card that belonged to her late father.

1 body found on a park bench in Lansdowne yesterday. The man is believed to be between 40 and 55. Foul play is not suspected.

90 years, how long South Media Fire Co. has been in existence. 1, as in the number of female chiefs. Kudos to Nancy Ortoleva Borowsky.

1 million grant to Chichester School District that is being used to make changes in the core curriculum.

10 percent hike for tolls on the Pa. Turnpike, starting Sunday.

2 percent increase if you’re using E-Zpass.

60 million dollar fine slapped on Penn State by the NCAA in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky investigation. Gov. Tom Corbett is now suing the NCAA on behalf of the state, saying the NCAA overstepped its bounds and “piled on” Penn State for its own benefit.

4 year ban on appearances in post-season bowls also laid on the Nittany Lions.

9 billion dollars in aid for states slammed by Hurricane Sandy to be voted on by the House Friday after outraged pols ripped Speaker John Boehner for not acting on the matter. Another vote on $51 billion more is now set for Jan. 15.

7 miles, how far the school is located where kids from Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., will start classes today in Monroe, Conn.

60 million dollars in new funding being sunk into Resorts Casino in Atlantic City by its owners.

1.4 million dollars allocated to Delaware County Community College via JobTrakPA.

300 points boost for Dow Jones Industrials yesterday in response to settling fiscal cliff crisis.

12.2 billion dollars collected by Pa. Revenue Dept. in December. That’s 1.4 percent above projections.

98-86 win in OT for Villanova over St. John’s in their Big East opener.

32 points for Ryan Arcidiacono.

95-89 loss for the Sixers in Phoenix.


Call me a Phanatic: A look at the ups and downs of being a Philadelphia sports fan.

Didn’t take Andy Reid long to get back in the saddle. He’s already interviewed with Kansas City and today it’s on to Arizona.


I Don’t Get It: How could John Boehner and the House turn their backs on those who suffered so much during Superstorm Sandy. Now they’re having second thoughts.


Today’s Upper: Kudos to Pat Meehan, along with the other Republican congressmen from the Philly region. All backed the fiscal cliff legislation despite their opposition to any tax hikes.


Quote Box: “A handful of NCAA officials simply inserted themselves into an issue they had no authority to police under their own bylaws and one that was clearly being handled by the justice system.”

- Gov. Tom Corbett, in announcing lawsuit against the NCAA over sanctions slapped on Penn State.