List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

Longer NY Lifespans Impact State Pension Fund

02.16.15 | Sarah Harnisch

New Yorkers are living longer. That's good news for the state's 19 million residents. But for Governor Cuomo, it's a budget headache. State retirees are living an extra two years-- and it means Cuomo has to come up with another 355-million dollars ...

NY Extends Health Exchange Deadline For Those Who Started The Process

02.16.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Late signing up for insurance? If you started it yesterday- but didn't finish-- you're still ok. New York's health care exchange will allow people who applied for coverage by Sunday the 15th to finish the process by February 28th and still avoid ...

PA Governor Tom Wolf Says He's On Board With A Higher State Minimum Wage

02.11.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Wolf says passage of a higher minimum wage in Pennsylvania is a priority of his in the current legislative session. At an impromptu news briefing after speaking before a closed-door meeting sponsored by the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, Wolf ...

NYS Senate Meets With Cuomo Over Second Incomes

02.11.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Lawmakers in the New York State Senate held active talks Tuesday with Governor Andrew Cuomo about legislative ethics reforms. Should the income from a second job-- outside their elected office-- be capped? Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos said ...

U.S. Attorney Calls Governor Cuomo Out On Silence Over The Moreland Commission

02.11.15 | Sarah Harnisch

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara took a few verbal swings at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in a televised interview Tuesday, questioning the governor's stance that he can't talk about a federal investigation into why he shuttered the Moreland ...

PA Supreme Court Rules On Life Sentences For Juvenilles

02.11.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania highest court has overturned a law that said juveniles convicted of rape and other serious sex offenses could be on the Megan's law sex offender list for life. The State Supreme Court ruled it was unconstitutional. There are around 100 ...

NY Governor Eyes Star Program Abuses

02.10.15 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to crack-down on abuses in the state's star rebate program. Last year,150-Thousand properties were tossed from the program for abuses. In his proposed budget, Cuomo wants to suspend star benefits from homeowners ...

Gas Drilling Sparring Front And Center In PA Enviromental Secretary Hearing

02.10.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Sparring over gas drilling and climate change are expected to spice up the Senate confirmation hearing for John Quigley as state environmental secretary sometime this spring. Department of Conservation and Natural Resources secretary from 2009 to ...

"The Price Is Right" Comes To Binghamton

02.10.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The "Price is Right" is coming to Binghamton. The popular game show will take place at Veterans Memorial on April 8th. You can swap your seat on the couch for a seat in the audience. Tickets for the show will go on sale this Friday at 10 in the ...

Wolf Flips Approach On Pennsylvania Healthcare

02.10.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Obamacare is about to be expanded in Pennsylvania. In a major policy shift away from the path set by his GOP predecessor, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced a Medicaid expansion program that he claims will provide poor people greater access ...

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