List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

NY SAFE Act Opt Out Form Deadline Is Wednesday

05.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York's pistol permit holders face a deadline tomorrow to submit their opt-out forms. Those are the forms that keep your records confidential. Individuals can submit an opt-out form after the May 15th deadline, but their records will not be ...

Cuomo Urges Lawmakers To Keep Their Eyes On Their Work; Not Political Scandals

05.14.13 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said all the political scandals shouldn't derail this legislative session. He still wants to pass a women's rights bill that expands abortion, plan Las Vegas style casinos in upstate, and create a board to restructure ...

Smoking Ban Reinstated In New York

05.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The smoking ban at New York state parks has been reinstated for the summer. It means you can't smoke at playgrounds, swimming pools, beaches, pavilions, boardwalks, athletic fields, and within 50 feet of buildings at 79 state parks and 37 historic ...

Will Obama Administration Fight Unlimited Access To The Morning After Pill?

05.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Today is the last day to halt implementation of the morning after pill for girls, and the case is being heard in New York. President Obama's administration, which has said it's against unrestricted sales of the pill, is running out of time to halt ...

Spanier Was Highest Paid College President After He Was Fired

05.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The embattled former President at Penn State University was the highest paid public college official at the time he was forced from power over his handling of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.  The chronicle of higher education's annual ranking of ...

5 P.A. Colleges Now Allow Guns On Campus

05.13.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Students on some Pennsylvania college campuses might be carrying more than their books. At least five Pennsylvania state-owned universities are now allowing guns onto campus. But state system officials appear to be having second thoughts, telling ...

Property Taxes And New York Schools: Things Look Good For Homeowners This Year

05.10.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A mere 4 percent of school districts in New York will try to get voter approval to override the state's property tax cap this time around. Only 28 of the 669 districts who filed their budget proposals with the state said they would seek approval of ...

Casino War: Governor Cuomo Gives Indians An Ultimatum

05.10.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Cuomo said he would stay out of Indian territory when casino-planting, if the Indians reach agreements with the state. Some upstate Indian tribes have been withholding 500-million dollars for years in a dispute over gaming rights; but they ...

Former PA Governor George Leader Passes Away

05.10.13 | Sarah Harnisch

George Leader was the son of a chicken farmer who was elected to the state's highest office in the late 1950's before he turned 40 years old. The youngest Pennsylvania governor, he overhauled the mental health system, added special education to ...

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