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Thursday's DN: SugarHouse Starts & Casino Squabbles

Could legislation to legalize table games in casinos across the state wind up sapping cash from a community benefits agreement signed last year by SugarHouse, which breaks ground in Fishtown today?

Thursday's DN: SugarHouse Starts & Casino Squabbles

Could legislation to legalize table games in casinos across the state wind up sapping cash from a community benefits agreement signed last year by SugarHouse, which breaks ground in Fishtown today?

On the editorial pages, a Casino-Free Philadelphia volunteer explains why the fight goes on to stop SugarHouse and Foxwoods, a casino planned for South Philly.

Mayor Nutter strikes a deal with the Board of Revision of Taxes to take away the power to assess properties, giving that role for now to his Finance Department.

And the city's sales tax just went up by 1 cent on the dollar to 8 percent.

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Chris Brennan, a native Philadelphian and graduate of Temple University, joined the Daily News in 1999. He has written about SEPTA, the Philadelphia School District, the legalization of casino gambling, state government, the mayor, the governor, City Council and political campaigns. E-mail tips to brennac@phillynews.com
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Jenny DeHuff is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island, where she cut her teeth in journalism. A South Philly transplant from New England, she joined the Daily News City Hall Bureau in 2013. For the past several years, she has worked as an investigative reporter exposing corruption in suburban politics, covering sometimes ghastly criminal court cases and following the people’s money and how its spent. In addition to being a dogged news hound, she enjoys reading and writing about travel, animals, Irish whiskey and aviation. E-mail tips to dehuffj@phillynews.com
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