Bankruptcy protection – sought by Harrisburg's City Council – goes before a federal bankruptcy judge. Her decision is a first test of whether the city's petition for bankruptcy protection can go forward.
Gas tax – or levy – gains momentum in Pennsylvania legislature. But governor opposes natural gas tax.
Republican candidates won the governorships in Ohio and Pennsylvania – two key swing states that could play a decisive role in the 2012 presidential election.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (c.) speaks to supporters at a Republican National Committee rally in Orlando, Fla., on Oct. 23.
Former President Bill Clinton, right, campaigns for Democratic US Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal, left, in New Haven, Conn., on Sept. 26.
In Pennsylvania's 17th Congressional District, a Republican challenger with little money poses a serious threat to a Democratic incumbent with deep pockets. Does the race portend a Republican revolution à la 1994?