List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

Senator Libous "Disapppointed" And Out of A Job After Court Ruling

07.23.15 | Sarah Harnisch

State Senator Thomas Libous (R) was found guilty on one count of lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation Wednesday. "It's the system, and I'm disappointed but we move on, and we'll make some decisions in the coming weeks ahead,” Libous ...

NY Approves $15 Minimum Wage For Fast Food Workers

07.23.15 | Sarah Harnisch

A minimum wage increase to $15 an hour for fast food workers has been approved by the New York Wage Board. At a meeting in New York City Wednesday, the state wage board recommended the increase. The $15 per hour minimum would only apply to fast ...

Phone Companies Told To Offer Call Blocking In PA

07.23.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane and 44 other state attorneys general including New York’s, sent a letter Wednesday to the principals of five major phone companies in which they asked the companies to offer call-blocking technology ...

Tom Wolf's Chief of Staff Resigns

07.23.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Katie McGinty resigned Wednesday as Gov. Tom Wolf's chief of staff and is expected to make a run for U.S. Senate in the 2016 Democratic primary.  Her resignation took effect at the close of business and she no longer is on state payroll. She ...

Rest Stops and Grocery Stores Jam Packed In NY, Pa For The 4th

07.03.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The big holiday rush is on with folks heading out on the highways for the Fourth of July weekend. AAA expects nearly 42 million people will travel this weekend with 85 percent of those, or 35 million, expected to drive. AAA says that’s the ...

The Sister of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane Is Sued

07.03.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Attorney General Kathleen Kane's twin borrowed $200,000 from an FBI agent who was living with her and then kicked him out the door, the agent says in a civil lawsuit filed in Lackawanna County. Jacob J. Wentland III of Dunmore wants the court to ...

What Would Happen To Your Big Mac If Minimum Wage Goes Up In NY?

07.03.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The cost of a Big Mac likely will increase in New York if the state decides to raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour or more. In Seattle, where the minimum wage for all workers is being increased to $15 an hour, $5 footlongs ...

Where Can You Buy Fireworks In NY? Here's A Guide

07.03.15 | Sarah Harnisch

New York state has a new fireworks law for the 4th of July. Here's how to follow it. How: The state passed a law in 2014 that allows fireworks leading up to the 4th of July and New Year's Eve – but only in counties that also pass a local ...

Wolf Vetoes Entire GOP Budget

07.01.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Gov. Wolf vetoed the Republican-backed $30.1 billion budget in its entirety Tuesday night, a move that leaves Pennsylvania without a spending plan and sets the stage for a partial government shutdown. A visibly frustrated Wolf told reporters ...

David Sweat Claims To Be The Mastermind of Prison Escape

07.01.15 | Sarah Harnisch

David Sweat is revealing a steady stream of new information about how he and Richard Matt escaped from the Clinton Correctional Facility. Sweat, speaking to officials from his Albany hospital bed, claims he was the mastermind behind the bold ...

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