Wednesday, April 5, 2017

The Daily Numbers for Wednesday, April 5

The Daily Numbers: 2,562 municipalities in Pennsylvania.

50 percent of them use state police for law enforcement.

959, House bill that would slap fees on towns that use state police rather than paying for their own police coverage.

110 dollars a head, fee that Rep. Mike Sturla wants to impose on these towns, phased in over 10 years.

234 dollars per person, what state police estimate it costs them to provide coverage.

7 Delco towns that have no police force of their own and instead rely on state police.

8 counties in the state that have no local police at all.

31, age of man in 2 child sex abuse incidents who was gunned down on Chester street.

31.5 billion dollar budget plan approved by Pa. House.

32.3 billion dollar plan backed by Gov. Tom Wolf.

114-84 vote to approve the measure

3 billion dollar deficit facing the state.

800 million in new revenue needed.

246 million dollar cut in spending in this GOP plan.

5 state universities, including Cheyney, that could face layoffs.

58 people, including 11 children, killed in gassing incident in Syria.

600 Major League Baseball uniform jobs that will be staying in Easton area with sale of Majestic Uniform plant

75, age of Ralph Archbold, the Philadelphia actor who often portrayed Ben Franklin. He died this week.

1-0 loss for the Flyers in shootout to Devils last night.

141-118 loss for Sixers to the Nets, the worst team in the NBA.

19 wins for the Nets.

81 points in the first half for the Nets.

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

Steve Mason recorded a shutout - the Flyers still lost in a shootout.

I Don’t Get It: If the Sixers have not officially thrown in the towel, what was that game last night all about.

Today’s Upper: Kudos to the kids at Springfield High and their efforts to raise money in the fight against cancer last weekend with their annual Steve Stefani Dance Marathon, in honor of a beloved high school teacher.

Quote Box: “If we have the kind of fiscal problems that we do, why are we giving away $600 million worth of free services?”

- Rep. Mike Sturla, on plan to slap fees on towns that rely on state police.

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