List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

NY Anti-Casino Group Opposed to 4th Gaming License

01.07.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The Coalition Against Gambling in New York wrote to a state gaming commission official earlier this week to say casinos would be a detriment to residents and the state as a whole. The group opposes plans for casinos in other regions of the state ...

Mario Cuomo, A Giant In Liberal NY Politics, Dies

01.02.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Mario Cuomo, a leading liberal voice who served three terms as governor of New York, died just hours after his son Andrew began his second term as the state's chief executive. He was 82. The son of Italian immigrants, Mario Cuomo played minor ...

Two Top New York State Thruway Officials Have Resigned

01.02.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Two more top Thruway Authority officials have resigned at a time when the agency is under scrutiny for how it will pay for the new Tappan Zee Bridge.   Thruway Authority Board of Directors Vice Chair Donna Luh announced the resignations of ...

Drivers In PA To Pay More To Use The Turnpike

01.02.15 | Sarah Harnisch

 For the seventh straight year, drivers will pay more in the new year to ride on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Tolls are increasing by five percent for all customers, whether paying with cash or EZ Pass.  The hike will take effect this ...

PA Passes Slew of Laws In Response To Jerry Sandusky Scandal

01.02.15 | Sarah Harnisch

A slew of bills developed in response to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal at Penn State University went into effect this week, changing the way abuse is reported and managed in Pennsylvania.  Dr. Rachel Berger, a pediatrician at ...

NY Residents Claim Drilling Ruined Water Supply

12.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A federal judge has ruled against 9 homeowners in the Southern Tier who said their tap water was tainted by gas drilling. U.S. District Judge Charles Siragusa in Rochester said the homeowners failed to prove the silt and methane that befouled their ...

Governor Cuomo Backs Southern Tier Casino

12.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo has officially given his support behind a plan for a casino in the Southern tier. In a letter to the state gaming commission, the governor pressed for bidding to reopen for a 4th and final casino in New York State. The ...

Tom Wolf Tours PA

12.29.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has been touring Pennsylvania over the past week to drum out his message about state government's massive debt. Republicans want pension reform before they will consider any tax increase-- including a tax on natural ...

Counselors On Hand In NEPA After 4 Teens Die In Crash

12.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Counselors will be on hand today at Palmerton Area High school— after 4 teenagers—two 16 year olds, a 17 year old, and a 13 year old girl—were killed in a car wreck in Carbon County over the weekend. The car was driven by the 17 ...

Fees For All Nearly PA Employees Who Need A License To Work Set To Go Up

12.22.14 | Sarah Harnisch

People that cut hair, provide counsel, clean teeth, funeral directors-- those in construction- -and anyone else who has to have a license to do their job— will be paying more to renew next year. The State Board of Funeral Directors is one of ...

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