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Corbett signs 4 more child-abuse prevention bills

Four more bills spurred by the Jerry Sandusky and Roman Catholic clergy child sexual abuse scandals are now law in Pennsylvania. More>>

NJ taxpayers paying bridge investigation lawyers

New Jersey taxpayers are paying five law firms to represent state employees as lawmakers and prosecutors investigate lane closures near the George Washington Bridge. More>>

Gov. Christie hits the road for another town hall

Gov. Chris Christie will be in Somerset for another town hall meeting. More>>

Where McCord, McGinty, Schwartz and Wolf stand

By The Associated Press A look at where the four Democratic gubernatorial candidates - state Treasurer Rob McCord, former Clinton White House environmental adviser Katie McGinty, U.S. Rep. Allyson... More>>

Corbett plan will test federal agency on Medicaid

Billions of dollars, better health care for Pennsylvania's working poor and election-year politics are riding on Gov. Tom Corbett's bid to draw down Medicaid expansion money under the 2010 federal health care law. More>>

Kane invites Philly DA to take case she abandoned

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane is challenging one of her harshest critics to prosecute a public corruption case that she decided to abandon. More>>

Christie gets extension in lane closures lawsuit

A judge has given Gov. Chris Christie and other defendants more time to file a response to two lawsuits related to last fall's lane closures at the George Washington Bridge. More>>

McCord's stepbrother slams over 'single mom' ads

The stepbrother of Pennsylvania gubernatorial candidate Rob McDord says the Democrat has told "half-truths" by portraying himself as the disadvantaged child of a single mother. More>>

NJ Bar Association calls for judge protection

The New Jersey Bar Association is calling for a change to the state constitution that would make it harder for the governor to oust judges. More>>

Pennsylvania lawmaker gets into bar confrontation

A Pennsylvania state senator has acknowledged that she was asked to leave a bar after a heated discussion with state House Speaker Sam Smith, although she denies hitting a woman there, as the woman claimed in a Facebook post. More>>

Christie willing to consider medical pot changes

Gov. Chris Christie says he's willing to consider new measures to make sure the right form of medical marijuana is made available to children who could benefit from it. More>>

NJ report says towns paid execs excessively

A new report has found that nearly a dozen local governments awarded overtime or comp time to their executives in violation of state law. More>>

Education secretary Duncan visits Delaware

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan is getting a firsthand look at Delaware's school improvement efforts under the federal Race to the Top education reform program. More>>

Biden to give commencement speech at university

Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the commencement address at his alma mater, the University of Delaware. More>>

Allyson Schwartz's first TV ad stresses leadership

In the first TV ad of her gubernatorial campaign, U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz is stressing her role in the creation of Pennsylvania's Children's Health Insurance Program. More>>

Corbett approves millions for child abuse centers

Gov. Tom Corbett has signed three bills expanding programs designed to help prevent child abuse in Pennsylvania. More>>

Christie spokesman leaves for Brown campaign

A former spokesman for Gov. Chris Christie has left to work for a U.S. Senate campaign in New Hampshire. More>>

Task force to study online gambling, sports bets

Mississippi's chief gambling regulator is leading a group that will gather data on how Internet gambling and sports betting are working other states. More>>

Christie aide speaks to grand jury in New Jersey

A longtime aide to Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has given testimony to a federal grand jury in an investigation of traffic jams created near the George Washington Bridge in a political payback scandal. More>>

Man arrested in torching mayoral candidate's bus

An arrest has been made in connection with the torching of a campaign bus belonging to a Newark mayoral candidate. More>>

Bank loan helped Wolf give $10M to his campaign

Tom Wolf, a Democratic candidate for Pennsylvania governor, says some of the $10 million that he gave to his campaign was from a bank loan. More>>

Christie pushes school calendar extension

Gov. Chris Christie has assured a 10th grader attending Thursday's town hall meeting that his proposal to extend the school day and year won't affect her. More>>

Poll shows Wolf holding lead in Pa. Dem gov race

A new poll shows Tom Wolf maintaining a large lead in the Democratic race for Pennsylvania governor, but with an even larger number of undecided voters. More>>

Pa. House leaders impose ban on most cash gifts

Leaders of both parties in the Pennsylvania House have banned most types of cash gifts in response to recent allegations that some state representatives accepted cash from a confidential informant in a criminal investigation. More>>

Chris Christie's Victory Speech

Chris Christie gives his victory speech Tuesday night after being reelected as New Jersey's governor. More>>

GOP Proposes New 'Fiscal Cliff' Offer To Obama

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House Republicans negotiating with President Barack Obama on avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff are proposing to increase the eligibility age for Medicare and to lower cost-of-living hikes in Social Security benefits. More>>

Obama Campaign Ad Uses Romney Fundraiser Remarks

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The president's reelection campaign is launching its first television ad targeting Mitt Romney's controversial comments about Americans who do not pay taxes. More>>

Dems May Use Obscure Rule To Pass Reform

Nancy Pelosi says the House could pass a Senate version of the health-care bill -- without members even voting on it. More>>

Sweeney Defends Millionaire's Tax Proposal

New Jersey state Sen. Steve Sweeney joins "Good Day" Tuesday morning to discuss and defend the Democrats' budget proposals. More>>

Big Names Visiting Before Election

With just days to go until midterm elections, the president and first lady are headed our way again. More>>

Santorum To Return To Campaign Monday

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Rick Santorum's camp announced Saturday the candidate will return to the campaign trail Tuesday in his home state of Pennsylvania, tamping down speculation he may drop out of the presidential primary More>>

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