List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

NY Prisoner Search Moves 300 Milles North

06.22.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The search for two murder convicts who escaped from a northern New York prison has reportedly moved from a rural area near the Pennsylvania border to more than 300 miles away in Franklin County, near the Vermont border. State police announced ...

PA Budget Deadline Looms

06.22.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The new fiscal year for Pennsylvania state government begins July 1 and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and leaders of the Republican-controlled Legislature are meeting regularly in an effort to reach agreement on granting the state another year of ...

Attorney General Kathleen Kane's Office Inundated With Probes

06.22.15 | Sarah Harnisch

As Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane waits to hear whether she will face criminal charges, she is presiding over an office awash in backbiting, anxiety, and fear. Current and former staffers say it's a workplace where supervisors go ...

Newspaper Calculates State Aid For Every School District And Makes It Public

06.22.15 | Sarah Harnisch

New York is supposed to dole out school aid to local districts based on poverty and need. But it doesn't always work that way. We collected state aid per pupil for 674 school districts, along with enrollment information and poverty indicators, in ...

Western NY School District To Vote Yay or Nay On State Standardized Tests Tonight

04.08.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The Kenmore Tonawanda Board of Education will vote tonight to either plan for a boycott of state standardized testing, or back away from the protest in light of threats that the state could remove board members and withhold millions in state ...

Penn State To Vote To Settle One of 3 Remaining Lawsuits From Jerry Sandusky Victims

04.08.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Penn State University this week is looking to end one of the remaining lawsuits filed by a victim of the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse scandal, according to sources. The school's board of trustees is scheduled to meet Thursday morning to discuss ...

Amish To Lose Quarry Jobs Due To New PA Hardhat Rule

04.08.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Federal regulators are willing to bend on a safety requirement involving hard hats but not far enough for a Clearfield County company to keep its Old Order Amish employees in its sandstone quarries. The Mine Safety and Health Administration wrote ...

Hannah Will Not Run Against Chuck Schumer

04.08.15 | Sarah Harnisch

U.S. Rep. Richard Hanna said Tuesday that New York GOP leaders asked him to challenge U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer in the 2016 election, but he quickly rejected the idea. Hanna, a moderate Republican from the Utica area, said he told party leaders he ...

There May Be A Way Out Of Common Core In NY

03.18.15 | Sarah Harnisch

New York lawmakers are expected to vote soon on a bill about the Common Core.The Common Core Parental Refusal Act would reinforce the right of parents to refuse to have their children participate in Common Core testing.The bill also makes sure ...

Cuomo Says Paid Family Leave Is Not Likely In NY This Year

03.18.15 | Sarah Harnisch

On paper, it appears New York is closer than ever to becoming the fourth state to have paid family leave. The Assembly today passed its plan for paid family leave. The Senate majority, for the first time, has a proposal for paid family leave. But ...

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