Now I know the election is officially behind us, because the Convention Center is back in the news: City officials are struggling to keep costs down for the planned expansion, given that they've been given a $700 million (ahem) cap by the state. Nutter finds himself in the middle on this perennial hot potato. The Daily News version of this story leads with what the Inquirer version tucks at the end: that land, construction, and materials costs have been rising hugely during the time that this project has been under discussion; they also note that the CC Authority can't start spending money until it gets its budget under the limits.
The arrival of a new investor for one of Philadelphia's casino proposals sparks some interest. Remind me again why the skin color of the multimillionaires in the picture matters? Meanwhile the Daily News offers the schedule and substance of hearings at which the applicants will testify, starting next week; they're open to the public if you want to get your details first-hand.