Thursday, December 8, 2016

The Daily Numbers for Thursday, Dec. 8

The Daily Numbers: 14 million dollars in casino revenue that will continue to flow to both the county and city of Chester under deal reached yesterday.

4.3 million for Delaware County.

10 million for the city of Chester

26 percent of the city’s budget.

0 tax hike in the Delaware County budget, something that likely would not have happened without this deal.

61.2 million dollars in unfunded liabilities in Chester’s city pension plans.

9 million dollars the city owes in employer contributions to the police fund.

6 million dollars owed to 3 other employee plans for 2016.

3,500 hours of overtime worked by one officer in a single year.

15.3 hours a day for 365 days a year, what that works out to.

25,000 dollar reward posted for information leading to suspect in Chester post office robbery.

1,940 given to the Merry Christmas Fund yesterday.

6,670 total for the fund toward our goal of $50,000 so far this year.

100 bruises found on the body of little Mason Hunt. His mother and boyfriend are on trial in connection with his death

3.5 million dollar fine slapped on Pa. gas driller Rice Energy Inc.

297 point jump for the Dow Jones yesterday.

19,549.62 close for the markets.

66-63 loss for Temple to George Washington last night.

81-52 win for Penn over Lafayette

1, as in the UConn women, who turned back Notre Dame, 72-61.

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

The Eagles should be preparing for the Redskins, a team that dominated them earlier this year. Instead the conversation is being dominated about the effort the Birds gave Sunday in a dismal loss vs. the Bengals. This team could go one of two ways: Unite & fight; or throw in the towel and mail it in for final 4 games.

I Don’t Get It: There is almost nothing worse than reading the testimony in an abuse case involving a child. Just heart-breaking.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to Sens. Tom McGarrigle and Tom Killion for crafting a deal that will keep money flowing from Harrah’s Casino in Chester.

Quote Box: “They know how important these revenues are to the county and the city of Chester and they agreed to continue these payments.”

- County Councilman John McBlain, on Harrah’s actions to keep money flowing to county and city of Chester.

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