List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

PA Police Department Gets 10K Donation

12.31.15 | Sarah Harnisch

A northeastern Pennsylvania police department is in the money, thanks to one anonymous donor. West Hazleton mayor Frank Schmidt tells WNEP-TV he received a check for $10,000 in the mail Monday. He says it came with a note saying it was for the West ...

PA To Tax Tobacco

12.31.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania will now tax the tobacco used by smokers to make their own rolled cigarettes. Governor Tom Wolf signed the new tobacco tax into law this week. Currently, consumers can make two cartons of their own cigarettes for about half the price ...

NY's Minimum Wage Increase In Plain Language

12.31.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The year's end means higher wages for thousands of workers across New York state. On Thursday the state's base minimum wage will rise from $8.75 an hour to $9. Fast-food workers will see their minimum wage rise to $10.50 in New York City and ...

How To Apply For NY's New Student Loan Forgiveness Program

12.31.15 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state will begin accepting applications for its new student loan forgiveness program.The "Get On Your Feet" program offers up to two years of federal student loan debt relief to recent college ...

Need A Break On Your Student Loan Payment? NY Has You Covered

12.30.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Starting Thursday, recent New York college grads who stay in-state and earn less than $50,000 can apply for two years' worth of federal student loan payments. The "Get On Your Feet" program from Gov. Andrew Cuomo is meant to help recent graduates ...

NY To Change The Rules On Smke Detectors

12.30.15 | Sarah Harnisch

New York state will soon mandate that new smoke detectors contain 10-year, non-removable batteries. Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law late Monday. States including California and Maryland already have similar requirements. When the ...

Fire Chief From PA Saves Man From Burning Car

12.30.15 | Sarah Harnisch

A car slammed into a pole, the driver was trapped inside and it caught on fire. York Township Fire Department chief 19, Nate Tracey, was the first on scene. As he pulled up, he ran out of his truck and dragged the driver out of the car to safety. ...

Missed The Details On The PA Budget? Check Them Out Here

12.30.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Gov. Tom Wolf's decision on Tuesday to veto parts of a $30.3 billion Republican-crafted budget resulted in lot of losers. But there were some winners in this $23.4 billion stopgap budget too, at least in some instances for the short term until ...

Attorney General Kathleen Kane Probed By State Commission For The First Time

12.29.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Attorney General Kathleen Kane now faces an investigation by the State Ethics Commission, in addition to criminal charges, a Senate removal process and various civil lawsuits. The commission initiated the investigation in response to a ...

PA Governor To Decide On The Budget Today

12.29.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Wolf is expected to announce what he’ll do with the budget bill on his desk today. Wolf could veto the bill, sign it to end the budget impasse or allow it to become law without his signature. Signing the spending bill or ...

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