List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

NY Region Counsel Awards Next Week

12.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Empire State plans to give out more than $700 million in grants-- and tax breaks-- at an event next week in Albany. It happens December 10th. The Southern tier has raked in 170 million dollars the past 2 years, and created 1500 jobs. The ...

PA's Thanksgiving Driving Accidents Increased this Year

12.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

More than one thousand accidents and a few hundred injuries were recorded in Pennsylvania this Thanksgiving driving season, an increase in comparison to numbers logged during last year's four-day holiday period. State police investigated 1,268 ...

NY Life Insurance Holders Still Covered if Insurers Go Under

12.01.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed a bill that lifts a cap on a state fund used to pay out benefits to state residents with insolvent companies. Since 1985, New York lawmakers required insurance companies to pay into a fund that would pay state ...

Labor and Religious Groups Ask For Minimum Wage Increase In Albany

11.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Labor advocates and religious leaders gathered Tuesday at the state Capitol to deliver a message to state lawmakers: Don't raise your pay without raising the minimum wage. Leaders in the state Senate and Assembly have pledged support for ...

Buffalo Bills Stadium Ready For The Game Sunday

11.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Buffalo Bills say they're stadium is "good to go" for this weekend's contest against the Cleveland Browns. After being shut down for most the week under a blanket of six feet of snow - "the Ralph" is back in business this weekend. Buffalo Bills ...

PA In The Running For Google Space Competition

11.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have taken the wraps off a lunar rover they hope will win their team $20 million in a Google-sponsored international competition. The LunarX prize will go to the team which first can get their rover to the ...

PA Wants Judge To Toss Federal Lawuit On Female State Trooper Tests

11.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania says it's committed to recruiting women into the state police force and accuses the federal government of overstepping its authority over the physical fitness tests administered to trooper candidates. The state wants a federal judge ...

New York Legalizes Small Fireworks, Sparklers

11.25.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The governor signed a modified bill after vetoing it twice earlier. The law will ban the sale of any fireworks in New York City-- and to anyone under 18. Towns have to opt into the law for it to be legal-- but since many may not hit it at their ...

NY's Lawmakers Negotiate Pay Rises

11.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

More than 3-dozen state lawmakers have faced ethics woes since 2000. New York has one of the worst business climates in the country-- and the legislature is already third highest paid in the nation, for what is technically a part-time job. Yet ...

Governor Cuomo Preps for Flooding in Western NY

11.24.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Cuomo, who's been in Buffalo 5 consecutive days, toured several towns hit with 7 feet of snow from the storm last week. Cuomo said all necessary state resources have already been sent to Western New York; 50 boats and swim water rescue teams are ...

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