List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

Rob Astorino Tours Western NY

06.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

  The Republican candidate for lawmaker has another fundraiser this morning, after a full day yesterday. He made a morning stop in Lancaster, then in the afternoon-checked out the Pierce Arrow Museum in Buffalo, and a fundraising event last ...

Protesters Rally for Marijuana Bill Before Close of NY Session

06.19.14 | Sarah Harnisch

  Just a day left in the legislature in New York and those who want a medical marijuana bill passed didn't waste time. The Capitol Rotunda filled to the brim yesterday in a pro-pot rally. The group "Compassionate Care New York" was urging ...

Handicapped Sign to Change in NY

06.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

   The legislation calls for replacing the  well-known blue-and-white image of a nondescript person sitting in a wheelchair with one showing the person in motion. The word handicapped will also be dropped from the signs, after ...

Still No Deal in NY Marijuana Legislation

06.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

 The fight is over whether or not to smoke the drug. Cuomo says no, lawmakers say it's ok if you're over 21. But the governor will veto any bill with that language. Talks continued late into the night last night-- but as of midnight, no deal. ...

NY Ban on Sexual Orientation Therapy

06.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

    New York's democratic-led assembly has passed a ban against health professionals trying to change a child's sexual orientation through therapy. It would prohibit licensed psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental ...

PA Lawmaker Pushes for State Immigration Office

06.16.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania lawmaker is trying to create an Office of New Americans in the state.  Senator Jim Ferlo sent out letters last week seeking support of the bill, which would focus on attracting and integrating immigrants to Pennsylvania.  ...

PA Lawmakers Negotiate Liquor Sales

06.16.14 | Sarah Harnisch

  With 2 weeks before Pennsylvania state lawmakers call it quits until September, Senate leaders behind closed doors are negotiating the sale of beer and wine in grocery stores.  The House bill would phase out 600 state liquor stores and ...

Republican Candidate For NY Governor Rob Astorino Accuses Cuomo of Tax Evasion

06.13.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Astorino says Cuomo and his girlfriend Sandra Lee did not get permits for renovations inside their Westchester County home to hide the improvements. Astorino was speaking in response to an assessor increasing the value of the home by close to ...

PA's Largest Labor Union Endorses Tom Wolf

06.13.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's largest labor organization is endorsing the Democratic ticket for governor. The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO's executive council voted Thursday to support Tom Wolf and his running mate, state Sen. Mike Stack. They are challenging Republican ...

PA's Democratic Chair Says He's Not Going Down Without A Fight

06.13.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania Democratic Party chairman Jim Burn says he intends to challenge Katie McGinty, the hand-picked candidate of Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf, when the party’s state committee chooses a new chairman later this month. Burn ...

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