Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Daily Numbers for Wednesday, Feb. 8

The Daily Numbers: 60 degrees at 4 a.m.

63 degrees, today’s expected high

30 degree dip in temperatures overnight.

4-8 inches of snow tomorrow

12 people toting a petition with 60 signatures who protested proposed new Pa. abortion restrictions in front of Sen. Tom McGarrigle’s office yesterday.

2018, when Pat Meehan will not be a candidate for U.S. Senate. He’s decided not to get in race for GOP nod to oppose U.S. Sen. Bob Casey Jr.

50-50 vote in U.S. Senate on nomination of Betsy DeVos as education secretary.

1 vote in favor from Sen. Pat Toomey

1 opposed from Sen. Bob Casey.

1 tie-breaking vote in favor from Vice President Mike Pence.,

3 billion dollar budget gap in Pa.

32.3 billion spending plan.

0 broadbased tax increase

0 increase in sales or personal income tax.

1 billion dollars in other tax levies.

200 million dollars more for education

12 dollar an hour proposed minimum wage, up from current $7.25

75-64 win for Villanova over Georgetown.

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

Serious kudos to Patriots’ wide receiver Chris Hogan for wearing that HEADStrong bracelet in the Super Bowl.

I Don’t Get It: When it someone going to step up and do something about violence in Chester. I don’t get it.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to SEPTA riders on the Market-Frankford El who are for the most part simply shrugging their shoulders and going about their business amid the latest equipment problems to dog the transit agency.

Quote Box: “Champion of school choice. Great pick for education secretary.”

- Sen. Pat Toomey, on new Educations Secretary Betsy DeVos.

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