List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

New York's governor is considering changing the 80 year old law that prohibits the sale of alcoho on Sunday mornings

04.14.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Cuomo set up a panel to investigate ways to modernize the law.  This week, they heard several recommendations from the alcohol beverage control law working group. Currently, no alcohol can be sold between 3 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Sundays ...

Medical marijuana could be a done deal in Pennsylvania this weekend

04.14.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The bill, signed and sealed by both houses of the legislature, now sits on Governor Tom Wolf's desk.  He says he'll sign it Sunday. Crowds on both sides of the aisle were up late into the night, waiting. As news of the vote came in, there ...

The presidential campaign: 6 days till New York heads to the polls and 13 days for Pennsylvanians

04.13.16 | Sarah Harnisch

One upstate New York mom is making headlines for taking her three kids to every single presidential rally in upstate New York. Republican or Democratic. Lynn Flannery Howlett says it's been easy.  The candidates keep coming to ...

The fight to ban abortion after 20 weeks in Pennsylvania isn't over yet

04.13.16 | Sarah Harnisch

A bill that looked like it had widespread support was dropped hours before the vote after the president of Planned Parenthood flew to the state capitol Monday. But Pennsylvania Family Institute's Mike Geer says losing this first round isn't ...

A medical marijuana bill could be in the hands of Pennsylvania'a governor this week

04.13.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The Senate passed Senate Bill 3 during the dinner hour last night by a vote of 42 to 7 making the state one step closer to having legalized marijuana. The House has already passed this, meaning the final step is for the bill to go back to the House ...

Tens of thousands of Verizon workers on the east coast have walked off the job this morning

04.13.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Thousands of workers joined picket lines as you were getting breakfast this morning--including workers in Syracuse, Oneonta, Vestal, and Watertown. In Pennsylvania, after 10 months of failed contract negotiations, thousands are striking in the ...

Open enrollment is closed in New York for the state health exchange unless you fall into one catagory

04.12.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Starting April 15th, New York will open enrollment indefinitely to victims of domestic violence or abandonment. The Department of Financial Services says enrollment will be open year round, instead of the three month November to January window ...

A Pennsylvania committee approves a bill to allow 'In God we trust' in schools

04.12.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The House Education Committee has approved House Bill-1728 that would allow every public school in the state to prominently display the national motto. The display could be in the form of a mounted plaque or artwork from a student contest. The ...

Candidates on both sides continue to battle for the Empire State one week away from the New York primary

04.12.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The latest NBC News/Marist Poll shows Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton both ahead in their home state. Clinton is up 14 points from Bernie Sanders.  But you wouldn't know it if you were in front of the Brighton Iceplex this morning. Sanders ...

Planned Parenthood president made a pit stop in Harrisburg before lawmakers decided to wait on a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks

04.12.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Cecile Richards is her name, and she gave her press conference with Governor Tom Wolf standing nearby. Republican lawmakers say it was one of the biggest publicity stunts they've seen to date.   The executive director of the Pro-life ...

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