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Schwartz ad highlights her role in health-care law

U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz is airing a new TV campaign commercial that aggressively touts her involvement in President Barack Obama's signature health care law. More>>

Corbett reports $200K in 2013 income

Gov. Tom Corbett, a Republican running for a second term, is reporting $200,000 in adjusted income in 2013. More>>

Christie vetoes raises for workers at 1 authority

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed new contracts for employees of the bistate agency that runs a bridge and ferries between southern New Jersey and Delaware. More>>

Christie renews call for pension system reforms

Gov. Chris Christie is renewing his calls for state lawmakers to enhance pension reforms. More>>

Cash assistance rejections rise in Pennsylvania

People applying for federal cash assistance benefits in Pennsylvania are getting rejected at a higher rate and some advocates for the poor blame a two-year-old state law. More>>

Denn files to run for Delaware attorney general

Delaware Lt. Gov. Matt Denn says he will seek the attorney general's office. More>>

School elections coming in some New Jersey towns

Voters will elect school board members and give up-or-down votes to school property tax levies this week in 26 New Jersey school districts. More>>

Obama praises Biden, but doesn't endorse for 2016

President Barack Obama is keeping to himself his favorite to succeed him in the White House. More>>

Christie, bridge prosecutor to speak at same event

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and the federal prosecutor investigating political payback allegations involving the Republican's administration are both set to speak at a prisoner re-entry conference on Thursday. More>>

Tone changing fast in Democrats' race for governor

The tone of the Democratic gubernatorial campaign is changing quickly. More>>

Philly mayor signs order limiting ICE detentions

The mayor of Philadelphia has signed an executive order limiting the police department's cooperation with federal immigration officials. More>>

Challenge to Corbett's GOP foe goes to high court

A Republican Party-backed effort to disqualify the lone primary challenger to Gov. Tom Corbett is headed to the state Supreme Court. More>>

Mayor wants $1.2M more to cover snow day costs

Wilmington's mayor is seeking another $1.2 million to cover unexpected snow day expenses after the harsh winter. More>>

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>>

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


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


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


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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