Daily Briefing: October 26

The stat, quote and read you need to start your day.

Stat

This Halloween, the cost of candy is scarier than any ghost or goblin. Skittles are up 42% and Starburst prices have increased 35%, according to Datasembly. Candies like Snickers and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups have hiked less, but they were more expensive originally, per Axios.

Quote

“They told me $1.7 million, and I got $1.7 million. I didn’t have the option of bringing home less of the bacon when it comes to building a toilet.”

Mark Haney, a California State Assembly member, had to explain why he decided to use state funding for a public restroom project. The cost for building the single-toilet restroom is an estimated $1.7 million due to government regulations and high construction costs in San Francisco. Although officials claimed the actual cost could be lower, people were skeptical of the expense (Haney included who called it “insane”).

Read

Why you’re never getting a cheap ticket to a popular concert again. (Vice)

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