List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's Governor Says He's Worn With Obamacare

04.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett said Wednesday he's getting to his breaking point with the Obama administration. At issue is a conference call between the Corbett administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Corbett aides ...

PA AG Calls For A Ban On Cash Gifts To Lawmakers

04.03.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's top prosecutor says she strongly supports an action by state House leaders to ban most types of cash gifts to lawmakers and legislative staff. Attorney General Kathleen Kane says in a statement that stronger ethics laws for the ...

Gas Royalty Disputes in PA

04.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

 Disputes over royalty payments for oil and natural gas drilling have involved several farmers in rural parts of Pennsylvania has brought the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau into the argument.  The Farm Bureau wants lawmakers to take action. ...

Minimum Wage Increase Proposed in PA

04.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Two Pennsylvania  State Senators have introduced a bill which would raise PA's minimum wage to $12 an hour.The proposal would also make it illegal for businesses to pay workers who receive tips less than minimum wage. Currently, tip earners ...

New York Lawmakers Approve Budget

04.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The 140-billion-dollar election year-budget expands pre-kindergarten statewide, but the tax credit for homeschoolers was yanked from the final version. It provides tax relief for businesses and property tax relief for homeowners. The senate passed ...

PA Drivers License Fees Increase

04.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The cost to get a license is going up from 5 to 19 dollars. If you lose your license  the replacement fee doubles to $27.50. and a title for a new car  is over 20 dollars. The state hopes to raise another 2.3 billion dollars over 5 ...

5 College Campuses In NEPA Closed On Email Threat

03.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Officials at Luzerne County Community College said there will not be any classes Friday at any of its campuses. Officials cleared the main campus in Nanticoke, as well as five other campuses, in the area after an e-mail threat Thursday. Officials ...

PA State Official Challenges Marriage Law

03.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania State Treasurer Rob McCord is the first state elected official to challenge Pennsylvania’s Marriage Law formally in a legal proceeding. He has petitioned federal court for permission to submit a friend-of-the-court brief in a ...

Common Core Won't Impact Test Scores In NY; State Education Board Says

03.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Waves of anxiety pulsed across New York last year when only one-third of elementary and middle school students hit state standards on new, Common Core-based tests in math and English. But the state Education Department does not want to see similar ...

NY's Budget To Be Finalized Today

03.28.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Legislative leaders and Governor Andrew Cuomo are moving toward a budget agreement that would increase school aid by $1.1 billion, install a two-year property-tax freeze and delay implementation of new testing standards for students. The agreement ...

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