List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

PA Senator Bob Casey Votes to Overturn Hobby Lobby Decision

07.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The justices ruled Hobby Lobby could not be forced to offer abortive contraception. Casey sided with democrats-- who argued they were protecting a woman's right to decide her own heath care. Casey justified his vote by drawing a distinction between ...

Pennsylvania Court Limits 2012 Gas Drilling Law

07.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Commonwealth court on Thursday threw out the Public Utility Commission's Power to withhold drilling fee revenue from towns-meaning zoning doesn't matter- if a drilling site is within a town, they can get a check from the state. The decision also ...

New York to Offer Contraceptives to Low-Income Women

07.18.14 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Health officials have moved forward with a plan to offer post-birth contraceptives. The $350-$700 implants would be provided to low-income women while they're still in the hospital after giving birth, to keep them from getting pregnant ...

Gubernatorial Candidate Rob Astorino Visits Binghamton

07.17.14 | Sarah Harnisch

In a campaign appearance outside City Hall, Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino challenged Governor Cuomo to a debate in the Southern Tier. He said the governor needs to answer questions about how his policies are harming the state ...

Contendors Lining Up For Maziarz Seat

07.16.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The fight to fill the seat of Republican State Senator George Maziarz is taking shape in the 62nd District. Maziarz, one of the most powerful senators in New York, is retiring after 19 years in office. He is also the subject of a federal ...

Libous Files Court Records In Lying Case

07.16.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Attorneys for Sen. Thomas W. Libous and his son are arguing the government’s accusations against them are so vague they cannot prepare an adequate defense without more information. Libous and his son, Matthew T. Libous, were indicted July 1 ...

America's Favorite Chocolate Maker Raising Prices

07.16.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A not so good news for chocolate lovers around the world: America's leading candy and chocolates producer Hershey Co announced an overall 8 percent price increase for its chocolates. That means buying your favorite Kit Kat or Reese will now cost ...

PA Lawmakers State Portraits Marked With Corruption Plaques

07.16.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Three former Pennsylvania state House speakers and one former Senate president pro tempore each have new information on the plaques beneath their official portraits hanging in the Capitol's corridors: details about their criminal convictions. The ...

Hydrofracking Delay Continues in New York

07.15.14 | Sarah Harnisch

   A judge Monday blocked attempts to force Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration to decide whether to authorize large-scale high volume hydofracking. It means there is no timeline  to decide on gas drilling in New York. Acting ...

Hiko Energy Could Get the Boot in Pennsylvania

07.15.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The public utility commission in Pennsylvania has filed a formal complaint against a power company that provides electricity to several top electric providers-- like PPL. Hiko energy could get slapped with a $15 million fine and users could get a ...

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