Here's your daily look at five stories to know about:
1. Internet gambling: A five-day trial period for Internet gambling in New Jersey begins at 6 p.m. today. If the test period goes well, online gaming will be permitted statewide starting Tuesday, making New Jersey just third state that allows Internet gambling.
2. Christie's national role: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will become chairman of the Republican Governors Association today. The position will give Christie, a possible candidate for president in 2016, a major national platform.
3. Hillary in Philadelphia: Hillary Clinton -- another potential 2016 presidential contender -- will address Greenbuild, a group of builders advocates for environmentally friendly development, this evening in Philadelphia.
4. Transportation bill: The Pennsylvania Senate approved a transportation spending bill Wednesday, sending the $2.3 billion measure back to the state House for a pro forma vote this afternoon. Gov. Tom Corbett could sign the bill -- one of his signature initiatives -- today. The bill would fund repairs to aging infrastructure and aid public transit systems.
5. Recount: New Jersey state Assemblyman John Amodeo, a Republican incumbent, is seeking a recount in the race against Democratic challenger Vincent Mazzeo. Mazzeo came out ahead in a post-election count by 40 votes for the Second Legislative District seat. A Superior Court judge has scheduled a hearing for this afternoon.