List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

Labor and Religious Groups Ask For Minimum Wage Increase In Albany

11.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Labor advocates and religious leaders gathered Tuesday at the state Capitol to deliver a message to state lawmakers: Don't raise your pay without raising the minimum wage. Leaders in the state Senate and Assembly have pledged support for ...

Buffalo Bills Stadium Ready For The Game Sunday

11.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Buffalo Bills say they're stadium is "good to go" for this weekend's contest against the Cleveland Browns. After being shut down for most the week under a blanket of six feet of snow - "the Ralph" is back in business this weekend. Buffalo Bills ...

PA In The Running For Google Space Competition

11.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have taken the wraps off a lunar rover they hope will win their team $20 million in a Google-sponsored international competition. The LunarX prize will go to the team which first can get their rover to the ...

PA Wants Judge To Toss Federal Lawuit On Female State Trooper Tests

11.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania says it's committed to recruiting women into the state police force and accuses the federal government of overstepping its authority over the physical fitness tests administered to trooper candidates. The state wants a federal judge ...

New York Legalizes Small Fireworks, Sparklers

11.25.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The governor signed a modified bill after vetoing it twice earlier. The law will ban the sale of any fireworks in New York City-- and to anyone under 18. Towns have to opt into the law for it to be legal-- but since many may not hit it at their ...

NY's Lawmakers Negotiate Pay Rises

11.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

More than 3-dozen state lawmakers have faced ethics woes since 2000. New York has one of the worst business climates in the country-- and the legislature is already third highest paid in the nation, for what is technically a part-time job. Yet ...

Governor Cuomo Preps for Flooding in Western NY

11.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Cuomo, who's been in Buffalo 5 consecutive days, toured several towns hit with 7 feet of snow from the storm last week. Cuomo said all necessary state resources have already been sent to Western New York; 50 boats and swim water rescue teams are ...

Update On The Snowstorm In Western New York

11.21.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Travel bans remain in effect for 22 towns in western New York this morning, including Marilla, Elma, Lancaster (town & village) Orchard Park (town & vilage), Evans, Blasdell, Hamburg (town & village), West Seneca, Lackawanna, Alden (T), ...

The Bills-Jets Game Sunday Has Been Moved

11.21.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Jets-Bills game Sunday in Buffalo will be moved, the NFL announced Thursday, as more than seven feet of snow could pile up in the region by Friday. The league announced Thursday night the game would be played at 7 p.m. Monday at Ford Field in ...

PA Governor Elect Tom Wolf Readies His Cabinet For January

11.21.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf says he hopes to have his Cabinet picked before his January 20th inauguration. In a brief telephone interview Thursday, Wolf said his transition team is still in its formative stages, but that two months should be ...

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