List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

Thousands Gather in Harrisburg for Natural Gas Drilling Rally

05.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Thousands of natural gas drilling supporters crowded the State Capitol in Harrisburg on Tuesday. The Marcellus Shale coalition says 245-thousand direct and indirect jobs have been created statewide in the gas boom-despite the recession. There were ...

NY Raises Tuition Assistance Maximum

04.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York has raised the state’s maximum college tuition grant for the coming academic year to $5,165. The $165 increase is the first in 14 years. Nearly 400,000 state residents received Tuition Assistance Program, or TAP, awards last ...

Gun Rights Activists Hold Rally In Harrisburg

04.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A few hundred gun rights advocates took their cause to Pennsylvania lawmakers on Tuesday as part of Second Amendment Action Day, an annual event that focuses on one of the state's most divisive political issues. The rally brought dozens of ...

Federal Appeals Court Uphold's PA Retirement Age For Judges

04.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A federal appeals court Tuesday refused to strike down Pennsylvania's law that requires judges in the state to retire at age 70. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals took that stance in affirming an order U.S. Middle District Judge John E. Jones ...

Mellow, Perzel, DeWeese May Lose PA Portraits

04.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Former Senate President Pro Tempore Bob Mellow and former House Speakers Herb Fineman, John Perzel and Bill DeWeese have all been convicted on corruption charges. Their official portraits still hang in the Capitol hallways. But freshman lawmaker ...

Turkey Season Kicks Off This Weekend In PA

04.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Another spring gobbler season is just days away from kicking off in Pennsylvania. Hunters ages 16 and younger can take advantage of an early-season opportunity beginning a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, April 26. Pennsylvania’s youth ...

Davis College To Offer Tuition Loan Repayment

04.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Davis College will introduce a program this fall to help incoming students pay off their loans after graduation. The Christian college in Johnson City will introduce FLEX -- Financial Liberty Exercised — for incoming students. FLEX provides ...

Southern Tier Gets Grants For Superstorm Sandy Recovery

04.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A group of municipalities from the Southern Tier was among eight to win $3 million in additional storm-recovery aid at a state conference Wednesday near the Capitol. Local governments in Broome and Tioga counties, as well as the Village of Sidney ...

Plaintives Seek Immdediate Decision in Same-Sex Marriage Case

04.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The plaintiffs in a constitutional challenge to Pennsylvania's law banning same-sex marriage are changing strategy and now asking a federal judge to make an immediate decision in their case. Civil rights lawyers representing a widow, 11 couples and ...

NY Democrat Basil Paterson Passes Away

04.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Former New York governor David Paterson's father has passed away. Democrat Basil Paterson was a political powerhouse and served as a state senator, deputy New York city mayor and New York's first black Secretary of State. He was part of the "Gang ...

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