Good morning everyone! I hope you had a great (albiet wet) weekend. Anyway, here is today's Daily Brieffing.
With construction costs rapidly dropping and plans revised to decrease expenses, construction on the Sands Casino Hotel is set to resume in May. A new study shows that the costs of renting a home have increased twice as much as income, making it harder for individuals to find affordable housing.
In state-wide political news, we are now about four weeks away from primary day; as such, the Call has begun to profile some off the state-wide races, starting with the two Republicans seeking the nomination for Governor.
In national news, a key test vote is set for today to determine if Democrats have the sixty votes required to overcome a Republican filibuster and pass financial regulation. And, here's something interesting - most of the time when I put in a note on gas prices, its because they have increased; but, good news, prices have held steady at $2.85 per gallon for the past two weeks.
Business Matters airs today, featuring a show on one of the largest fiscal crises facing our state and local governments: pension reform. The show will air tonight at 8:00pm on WFMZ-TV.
That's it for now! We'll be back later today. Have a good one!