Revel Auction Grinds Into Third Day

Photo | Dan McQuade

Photo | Dan McQuade

Something strange has happened to the shuttered Revel Casino this week: It’s become a hot property.

An auction to sell off the casino will hit its third day today, with no clear winner yet in the bidding between Florida developer Glenn Straub, who wants to create a university for geniuses, and Brookfield Asset Management,  a Canadian company that manages casinos in  Las Vegas and the Bahamas.
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Maverick Senator Calls for Pileggi Ouster

PA Independent, a right-leaning news outfit, reports that State Sen. Scott Wagner, R-York, is calling on his party to boot Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi from his leadership position.

Wagner, a freshman, ran for office promising to challenge the establishment. So he’s making good on that.

Wagner, R-York, wants state Sen. Dominic Pileggi out as majority leader, and he made those sentiments clear in a letter he sent to the Chester County Republican on Friday. Wagner accused Pileggi of blocking legislation that could help Republican Gov. Tom Corbett, shutting fellow Republicans out of negotiations regarding the Philadelphia cigarette tax and protecting private- and public-sector unions.

“The bottom line is this: I have concluded that it is not in the best interest of Pennsylvanians for you to continue as Senate Majority Leader,” Wagner wrote to Pileggi.

Pileggi declined comment, saying he viewed the letter as an internal caucus matter. He did, however, forward Wagner’s letter to every other Republican in the Senate.

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