What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers.

1216815772At least someone is hiring: The City of Boston’s payroll grew 25 percent in the past four years. Personnel costs make up 69 percent of the city’s budget. [Globe]

The House remains spooky: House members have ruled out a fingerprint recognition system to help prevent phantom voting. They’re now considering a smart card-based technology. [Herald]

If you idle in line for hours, doesn’t it kind of defeat the point? The line stretched on for miles when a gas station in Worcester offered fuel for $1.99 per gallon. [Globe]

Could the dance finally be over? Rumors are flying that John McCain may name his running mate sometime this week, and our boy Mitt Romney is on the short list. [Herald]