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5 stories to follow: June 16

Get your week started with today's look at stories we're following:

5 stories to follow: June 16

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The Pennsylvania State Capitol. (PAUL TAGGART / Bloomberg)
The Pennsylvania State Capitol. (PAUL TAGGART / Bloomberg)

Get your week started with today's look at stories we're following:

1. Pa. budget: State legislators in Pennsylvania are returning to Harrisburg today, with just two weeks left to figure out how to close a budget deficit of more than $1 billion.

2. Paid sick leave: New Jersey Democrats and labor leaders are planning to begin a campaign today to push for a bill that would require employers in the state to give their workers paid sick leave.

3. Regional Rail labor: Riders on SEPTA's Regional Rail lines will have a normal commute today, after a one-day strike over the weekend. Engineers and electrical workers returned to their jobs Sunday after President Barack Obama signed an order appointing a board to mediate the labor dispute.

4. N.J. Supreme Court: The New Jersey Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to hold confirmation hearings today for two nominees to the state Supreme Court, Chief Justice Stuart Rabner (who has been renominated for his position) and Superior Court Judge Lee Solomon.

5. Gamblers' preferred locations: A new poll being released today shows that most New Jersey gamblers would prefer to stick to Atlantic City, while 12 percent would switch to one of the four casinos being built in New York. Still, the Fairleigh Dickinson University PublicMind survey results show trouble could be ahead for the beleaguered Atlantic City gambling spots.

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