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States seek private financial help to fix social problems

Programs involve the government teaming up with a private intermediary that develops the project, identifies effective programs already being utilized and raises the capital from philanthropic-minded investors.

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential candidate, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie gets in his car after a campaign event in Bedford, N.H. New Jersey taxpayers have spent more than $10 million for legal services for Christie's administration in the George Washington Bridge lane closure case still pending against two former Christie allies. The updated total became known late Friday, Feb. 19 after the state released details for the first time on the more than $2 million paid over the past two years to a firm that's also owed money by the Republican governor's 2013 re-election campaign. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Taxpayers’ bill reaches $10M for Christie’s bridge case fees

The updated total became known late Friday after the state released details for the first time on the more than $2 million paid over the past two years to a firm that’s also owed money by the Republican governor’s 2013 re-election campaign.

In this photo taken Feb. 11, 2016, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas, right, talks with Rep. Bill Pascrell, D-N.J. on Capitol Hill in Washington. Next month, GOP House members in a crescent from Texas to North Carolina to Illinois face the first congressional primaries in this incumbent-bashing, anti-establishment year of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz. Most are expected to survive. But political operatives say a few are in contests worth watching for possible upsets,  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

First House GOP primaries will test anti-incumbent mood

Next month, GOP House members in a crescent curving from Texas to Illinois face the first congressional primaries in this incumbent-bashing, anti-establishment season of billionaire Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, the leading Republican presidential contenders.

The body of Justice Antonin Scalia arrives at the Supreme Court in Washington, Friday, Feb. 19, 2016. Thousands of mourners will pay their respects Friday for Justice Antonin Scalia as his casket rests in the Great Hall of the Supreme Court, where he spent nearly three decades as one of its most influential members. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Mourners pay respects to late Justice Scalia

Justice Antonin Scalia’s flag-draped casket was carried up the marble steps of the Supreme Court Friday in a somber procession that began a day of ceremony and tribute to one of the court’s most influential members.