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Three months after Illinois declared the first privately run U.S. state lottery a failure, New Jersey's similar experiment is faltering, endangering a program that supports schools and the disabled.
The media strategist has handled Philly races, including Marty Weinberg's 1999 mayoral bid.
Thanksgiving is the perfect time to remember how generous our politicians are to journalism; they provide an all-you-can-believe buffet.
Philadelphia City Council President Darrell L. Clarke knows the time to make a decision is nigh. Some have suggested that he could wait as long as February. He shakes his head vigorously when told that.
New Jersey is on target to meet its revenue projections for the fiscal year that began July 1, but the ghosts of budgets past are firm reminders that much can change in the months ahead.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission officials said Tuesday the agency has disciplined 11 people for using its email system to forward and receive pornography.
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Bankrupt Trump Entertainment Resorts and the city of Atlantic City have reached a deal to let the city collect unpaid taxes.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate Democrats' top message man is urging the party leftward in the wake of crushing midterm election losses, saying working Americans want a robust government that will promote education access, labor bargaining rights, progressive taxes and more.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Both Gov. Chris Christie's administration and the lawmakers' budget analyst say the New Jersey's budget revenue is on track early in the fiscal year that started July 1, even though money coming in from casinos and the lottery is behind expectations.
Protesters shouted in anger while others pleaded for calm Monday night at Philadelphia City Hall after learning of a Missouri grand jury's decision not to indict Police Officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown.
CHICAGO (AP) - Taking on the hecklers who've been interrupting his speeches lately, President Barack Obama argued back Tuesday with a point-by-point rebuttal of their arguments and suggested they "get the facts."
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Allegheny County has joined the growing number of state, county and local governments who will no longer have job applications that require people to check a box if they've been convicted of a felony or serious misdemeanor.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is resigning at a particularly tough time for U.S. foreign and defense policy, with one war ending, another just beginning and the Pentagon struggling with the prospect of deeper budget cuts ahead.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Democrats narrowed the list of contenders for their 2016 national convention to three cities on Monday, announcing the party's next presidential candidate will be formally nominated in New York City, Philadelphia or Columbus, Ohio.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The rhetoric is barbed, but Republican presidential hopefuls generally fell in line behind the voices of restraint in the wake of President Barack Obama's order blocking deportation for millions of immigrants in the country unlawfully.
HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - President Barack Obama says voters want a "new car smell" in the 2016 White House race and that Hillary Rodham Clinton would be "a great president."
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - In the still-unfolding Louisiana Senate race, when Republican Bill Cassidy wants to hurt Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu's standing, he suggests that a vote for her is a vote for unpopular President Barack Obama.
DENVER (AP) - Republicans who want to oppose President Barack Obama's moves on immigration without alienating the nation's fast-growing population of Hispanic voters may find a playbook in Colorado.
CHICAGO (AP) - President Barack Obama sharply rebuked protesters Tuesday night for racially charged violence in Missouri, saying there was no excuse for burning buildings, torching cars and destroying other property after a grand jury declined to indict the white police officer who shot a black teenager.