Sleepy Monday headlines

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Good morning from a sleepy Chrismas Eve/end of Steelers season in Downtown Pittsburgh. Catching up from the weekend:

Jim O'Toole writes on efforts to improve long lines and other Election Day snafus around the country.

I have the story on Republicans in Pa and other states possibly changing 19th century electoral vote systems to boost presidential votes for their candidates. If the states adopted a model under consideration in Virginia Mitt Romney would have won last month.

Get ready for big fights on other state GOP plans to change the pension system for state employees. Karen Langley has that story.

At the Morning Call, John Micek looks at the British firm looking to take over Pennsylvania's lottery system.

Gov. Tom Corbett said last week that mental illness was the main issue behind the Newtown elementary school massacre. So, asks Randy LoBasso at Philadelphia Weekly, why did he cut Pa mental health spending by 20% this year?

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