List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

Construction Begins On First Upstate NY Casino

02.06.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Preliminary work has begun on one of the three new casinos that will be built in upstate New York. The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports that workers began clearing trees Wednesday at the future site of the $1.1 billion Montreign Resort ...

Former NY Senate Leader Convicted of Bribery

02.06.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Former state Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith was convicted Thursday for his part in a failed bribery scheme to get him the Republican ballot line for New York City mayor. A jury at White Plains federal court found Smith guilty Thursday of ...

PA Town Puts Up Signs Warning Residents Carry Guns

02.06.15 | Sarah Harnisch

A pint-sized town in Pennsylvania is putting up a bunch of signs, warning motorists there that many of it's residents are packing heat. In response to the rash of home invasions and petty crime, a rural Pennsylvania town is putting-up signs ...

Billboard In Harrisburg Calls For Joe Paterno's Statue To Be Restored

02.06.15 | Sarah Harnisch

A new billboard in the Harrisburg area is calling for Penn State to restore a symbol of Joe Paterno's legacy. The latest PS4Truth Billboard is calling for Penn State to return Paterno's statue to its former home outside of Beaver Stadium in State ...

NY Assembly Elects New Speaker

02.04.15 | Sarah Harnisch

For the first time in 21 years, the state Assembly on Tuesday elected a new leader. Assemblyman Carl Heastie, D-Bronx, was elected the first African American to serve as speaker of the Assembly in the chamber's 238-year history. The roll-call ...

NY Schools Want State Aid Doubled

02.04.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The state Education Department on Tuesday urged the state Legislature to increase school aid by nearly 10 percent in the coming fiscal year, saying the needs of students are at a critical moment. Acting Education Commissioner Elizabeth Berlin ...

Abortion Numbers Fall In PA

02.04.15 | Sarah Harnisch

According to numbers provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, less women are aborting their pregnancies. According to the report using the most recent numbers available, 32,108 abortions were performed in 2013. In 2012, there were 2,000 ...

Wolf Pays Hikes Salaries Of His Inner Circle

02.04.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Top officials in Gov. Tom Wolf's administration began earning six-figure salaries more than $12,700 higher than their predecessors under former Gov. Tom Corbett. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, nineteen department heads will make ...

Sheldon Silver's Tenure As NY Assembly Speaker Ends

02.03.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's tenure in the powerful post since 1994 is set to end at 11:59 p.m. Monday, and a Bronx assemblyman is expected to succeed him. On Friday, a Silver spokesman said the Manhattan Democrat would resign the post he's ...

Most Pre-K Money In The State Funneled To NYC

02.03.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's pledge to expand full-day pre-kindergarten classes statewide has largely benefited New York City, with just 5 percent of four-year-old children outside the city enrolled in the program, a report to be released Tuesday ...

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