What’s News

Your condensed guide to today’s daily papers.

1217940080The house loses its advantage: Mohegan Sun and Foxwoods both reported their first-ever year-over-year decline in slot machine revenue. The casinos lost about $76 million, which is even more than the fortune we lost during our last trip to Connecticut. [Herald]

Speaking of taking a loss: Massachusetts’ pension fund posted a 1.8 percent loss in the 2008 fiscal year, but still managed to finish in the top tier of public pension funds because other states lost even more money. Sucks to be you, New Mexico! [Globe]

The state insists on oversight. But in a good way: Gov. Deval Patrick may sign legislation that would require that massive public projects hire an independent engineer to supervise construction to prevent debacles like the Big Dig. [Herald]

You and us both, pal: A friend of Clark Rockefeller says “I’m dying to know who the guy really is.” [Herald]