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New Jersey officials expect to collect up to $200 million in additional revenue between now and June 30, a windfall that Gov. Chris Christie is proposing using for pensions for public workers.
The final televised debate in the Democratic primary for Philadelphia mayor ended Tuesday evening with State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams going negative - on Police Commissioner Charles H. Ramsey.
U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R., N.J.) could face his toughest challenge yet if national Democrats get their way.
HOPE, Ark. (AP) - Mike Huckabee declared his presidential candidacy Tuesday, counting on his brand of conservative populism to make his second White House bid more successful than his first. In 2008, he captivated evangelical Republicans but couldn't build wide enough support to win the Republican nomination.
Mike Huckabee, an unsuccessful 2008 presidential candidate, announced he is running for president once again and, in doing so, repeated some old, discredited lines on the economy, health care and tax cuts.
New Jersey could lose close to $100 million from tax incentives that have drawn big businesses to Camden in recent months, according to a report by an advocacy group.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania state representatives took a step Tuesday toward trimming dozens of members from the Legislature, the latest move in a campaign to amend the state constitution that for several years has frustrated its supporters.
FLOWOOD, Miss. (AP) - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he would have no problem testifying in a trial of former allies who face criminal charges for their alleged roles in politically-motivated traffic jams that caused long delays in 2013 over the George Washington Bridge connecting his state to New York.
NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama is envisioning a future of playing dominoes with retiree David Letterman.
Real estate tax collection has declined in Philadelphia for the second year in a row, starving the school district of at least $12 million.
A Methacton school board candidate is under fire and has lost the Republican endorsement after parents drew attention to what they said were racist and anti-Semitic posts in his name on social media.
The use of synthetic marijuana is growing in Pennsylvania. York City Police said in the last month they've seen at least nine encounters with people they thought were on synthetic pot.
Lt. Gov. Mike Stack wants you to know he's a runner and an actor. Ok, fine, thanks.
NEW YORK (AP) - A district attorney connected to the case of an unarmed black man who died after a white police officer's chokehold was elected Tuesday to fill a congressional seat left vacant when the incumbent pleaded guilty to tax fraud.
LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Gov. Rick Snyder says Michigan voters have resoundingly defeated tax increases to pump $1.2 billion more a year into deteriorating roads.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday that any immigration overhaul must include a path to "full and equal citizenship," drawing a sharp contrast with Republicans who have promoted providing a legal status or blocked efforts in Congress to address the nation's immigration system.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - The leader of the state Senate defiantly dismissed a federal criminal complaint against him as "nothing more than a press release" on Tuesday and vowed to keep his position even as more of his fellow Republicans called for him to step down.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis will announce Wednesday that he's running for the Senate seat Marco Rubio is giving up to seek the GOP presidential nomination.
HOPE, Ark. (AP) - Mike Huckabee declared his presidential candidacy Tuesday, counting on his brand of conservative populism to make his second White House bid more successful than his first. In 2008, he captivated evangelical Republicans but couldn't build wide enough support to win the Republican nomination.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The IRS issued $5.6 billion in potentially bogus education tax credits in a single year - more than a quarter of all education credits claimed by taxpayers, a government watchdog said Tuesday.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Democratic National Committee has sanctioned six presidential primary debates, giving long-shot candidates chances to challenge front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton before television audiences.
ATLANTA (AP) - Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee is opening his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. A look at where he stands on some issues:
ATLANTA (AP) - Mike Huckabee, the preacher turned politician turned media personality, is entering the 2016 Republican presidential nomination race. Some key things to know about him:
NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama is envisioning a future of playing dominoes with retiree David Letterman.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department said Monday it has no evidence that any actions taken by Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton when she was secretary of state were influenced by donations to the Clinton Foundation or former President Bill Clinton's speaking fees.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Democratic Senate campaign committee endorsed Rep. Patrick Murphy on Monday as its candidate for the Senate seat being vacated by Republican Marco Rubio of Florida, who is running for president. The endorsement comes even as another Democratic congressman, Alan Grayson, is eyeing the same seat.
ATLANTA (AP) - Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has joined the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Here's a look at where Carson, who has never held public office, stands on issues that could help determine the GOP nominee:
In the campaign attack ad, 2nd district Councilman Kenyatta Johnson has opponent Ori Feibush shirtless and lounging in a steaming hot tub next to the...