List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

PA Teacher Turned Down After Asking For Dues To Go To Pro-Life Groups

07.01.15 | Sarah Harnisch

In Pennsylvania, a public school teacher is suing the state’s education association for preventing her from giving her mandated union dues to a pro-life organization. The teacher, Linda Misja, said the following about her lawsuit against the ...

Seneca Falls Wins Senator's Backing For $10 Bill Bid

07.01.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Senator Charles Schumer wants the hometown of the National Women's Hall of Fame to play a role in placing a woman on the $10 bill. Treasury officials are expected to announce this summer who will replace Alexander Hamilton on the $10 bill after ...

"The Nightmare Is Finally Over": 2nd Convict Caught In Upstate NY

06.29.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The second of two convicted murderers who staged a brazen escape three weeks ago from a maximum-security prison in northern New York was shot and captured near the Canadian border on Sunday, two days after his fellow inmate was killed in a ...

NY Governor Cuomo Officiates A Gay Wedding

06.29.15 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Sunday made use of some newly granted powers to officiate at his first wedding, that of a same-sex couple who wed outside a Greenwich Village bar where police harassment of patrons sparked three days of riots ...

Pennsylvania Has A Budget

06.29.15 | Sarah Harnisch

While you were enjoying the weekend, lawmakers in Harrisburg put the wraps on the state budget. A $30 billion Republican budget bill is heading to the Senate, although it faces a near-certain veto by Democratic Governor Tom Wolf as the Pennsylvania ...

Bear Crashes Party At PA College

06.29.15 | Sarah Harnisch

A college party got a little wild when a black bear showed up in eastern Pennsylvania over the weekend. The black bear, weighing between 300 and 400 pounds, crashed the party early Saturday near the campus of Lehigh University. Lehigh University ...

NY Phone Regulators Plan An Upgrade

06.24.15 | Sarah Harnisch

State utility regulators Tuesday asked for the public's opinion on the state of telecommunications services in New York and the Public Service Commission's role overseeing them. In a 97-page report issued today, the PSC described vast changes that ...

Slot Machines May Be On Their Way To PA Airports

06.24.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Slot machines could be on their way half a dozen airports in Pennsylvania. An Allegheny County lawmaker has proposed allowing slot machines in the six international airports in Pennsylvania. They include: Harrisburg, Erie, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, ...

PA House Passes Teacher Layoff Bill

06.24.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives is sending the Senate a bill that would allow public schools to factor in performance when laying off teachers and cut staff during hard economic times. The House voted 100-91 on Tuesday to approve the ...

Albany Lawmakers Get To Go Home

06.24.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Albany's overtime session is now over. The governor and legislative leaders announced agreements on a property-tax rebate program, a four year extension of rent laws, and more transparency for parents with children in schools. The package also ...

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