List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

Minimum Wage To Go Up In NY On Thursday

12.29.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The New Year will bring higher pay for restaurant workers who get tips, as New York state raises its minimum wage. On Thursday, just before we ring in the New Year, the minimum wage will make another jump. But, this time, workers who get tips will ...

Ambit Energy to Send Refund Check To 1500 New Yorkers

12.29.15 | Sarah Harnisch

One of the state's largest independent suppliers of electricity and gas for residential customers has agreed to refund nearly $1 million to New Yorkers to resolve complaints about its billing practices. Ambit Energy will issue $950,700 in refunds ...

1 in 5 Property Tax Rebates To Be Mailed By Week's End

12.28.15 | Sarah Harnisch

About 1 in 5 property tax rebate checks will be mailed to qualified homeowners by the end of the year.  That means about 400,000 checks will be mailed by the end of this week. More than 2 million homeowners are expected to qualify for the tax ...

It's Official: The Warm Temps On Christmas Eve Broke Records

12.28.15 | Sarah Harnisch

At least four locations in Pennsylvania on Thursday surpassed their record high temperatures on Christmas Eve. Thursday (Christmas Eve's) temperature of 63 fell a few degrees shy of the record high of 66 for Dec. 24, set in 1932, according to the ...

PA Gov's Big Decision: To Sign or Veto Bill in 6-month Impasse

12.28.15 | Sarah Harnisch

After butting heads with the Republican-controlled Legislature, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf faces perhaps the biggest decision of his short tenure: Sign a budget that falls short of everything he's sought or risk more damage to the schools and social ...

New York To Let Pregnant Women Get Health Insurance Anytime

12.28.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Pregnant women will be able to sign up for medical coverage anytime through the New York health insurance exchange under a bill signed into law today by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The new law designates pregnancy as a qualifying life event which makes ...

A Sneak Peak Inside The Two Reviews of the NY Common Core Tests

09.21.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Shorter tests. A pair of substantive reviews. And after some changes, maybe a name change, too. New York's take on the controversial Common Core education standards is getting its most-significant examination yet, with two high-profile reviews ...

PA May Get A Stopgap Budget This Afternoon

09.21.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania may have a temporary budget this afternoon. But it's unlikely it'll make it past the Governor. State representatives meet at 1 pm today to start negotiating a stopgap budget. Last Friday, that same deal passed the state Senate, 30 to ...

Kathleen Kane Could Be In More Trouble

09.21.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Montgomery County investigators seized a key document during their search this week of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's offices that could undercut the defense in her criminal case. As they executed a search warrant Thursday at ...

Most New Yorkers Wouldn't Vote For Hillary Clinton

09.21.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Former New York senator Hillary Rodham Clinton for the first time is viewed unfavorably by more voters in her adopted home state than those who approve of her, according to a new Siena College poll released Monday. The poll found 51 percent of ...

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