List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

Governor Elect Tom Wolf Says Gas Drilling Stays in PA

12.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Elect Tom Wolf visited northeastern Pennsylvania Thursday. Wolf is going around the state talking about the financial future of the commonwealth. He was in Kingston to bring the message that Pennsylvania is facing a $2 billion deficit in ...

Major Bill Coming In PA To Ban Gifts To Lawmakers

12.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania lawmakers' willingness to stop taking gifts from lobbyists, state contractors and other people who want to influence state government is about to be tested. Lancaster County Sen. Lloyd Smucker said Thursday that he will introduce a ...

3 in 4 Students Graduate In NY State

12.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New data released Thursday by the State Education Department shows 76.4 percent of students who entered 9th grade in 2010 graduated with a diploma before June of 2014, up slightly from the previous year. The state's 5 largest school districts ...

New York's Retailers In Trouble Over Selling Toy Guns

12.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York retailers are in trouble over toy guns. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Thursday sent cease-and-desist letters to several major retailers, including Walmart, Amazon, and K-Mart, for allegedly selling prohibited toy guns online to ...

Governor Cuomo to Announce NY Casino Bid-Winners Today

12.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Sixteen bidders vying for up to 4 licenses will be waiting with baited breath as the Gaming Facility Board lines up to announce its picks for the first private casinos in state history. The announcement comes at 2 p.m. today near the state capitol ...

Cuomo Promises Hydrofracking Decision By Year's End

12.16.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says you can expect a ruling on high volume hydrofracking-- in the next 2 weeks. The governor said Monday he expects a decision on whether or not to allow gas drilling-- before the end of the year, suggesting that the ...

PA Lawmakers Consider Natural Gas Tax

12.15.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Republican leader of the Pennsylvania senate says he's open to taxing natural gas in the Keystone state. Newly elected Senate Majority leader Jake Corman told the Pennsylvania Manufacturers Association forum this weekend he was willing to ...

NY Counties Hit by Storm Could Get Help from FEMA

12.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says the cost of the storm that hammered Buffalo and Western New York in November was 46 million dollars. Towns collectively only need 27 million dollars to get federal grants from FEMA-- the Federal Emergency ...

No Raise for NY Lawmakers Until They Nod to Finance Reforms

12.12.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Cuomo said he's pushing legislative leaders for public finances of campaigns, limits on outside income, and stronger campaign finance laws-- but says they have resisted. Lawmakers want to hold a special session before year's end-- so they can get ...

NY, PA See Little Snow from Winter Storm Damon

12.10.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The National Weather Service says the bulk of the storm went north and east Tuesday, hitting Connecticut and Rhode Island the hardest. It doubles back today and we'll see steady snowfall through tonight. But the snow totals have been downgraded, ...

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