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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