List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

A Democrat is leading the race for Dean Skelo's seat in New York

04.21.16 | Sarah Harnisch

It's 48 hours from election day, and still, Democrat Ted Kaminsky has a 780 vote lead over Republican Chris McGrath in the tight special election for the Long Island seat vacated by convicted former Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos. Kaminsky ...

Former NY Assembly leader Speaker Sheldon Silver may have a long prison sentence ahead of him

04.21.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Prosecutors from U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara's office issued written statements this week, asking a district judge to imprison the once-powerful Manhattan Democrat to prison longer then any other New York legislator convicted of public corruption, ...

GOP presidential presence comes to Pennsylvania

04.14.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Donald Trump was in Pittsburgh last night. A thousand police officers had to hold rioters back. Inside though, "The Donald" had a foible. It seems that in Nittany Lion country, he didn't know that Joe Paterno had died.   Ted Cruz's dad, ...

Five more days till the primary in New York state

04.14.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Ted Cruz speaks on the campus of the University of Buffalo at 11 this morning, then in Binghamton tomorrow. Donald Trump will be at a rally in Buffalo on Monday. John Kasich makes his way to Long Island today.  Tomorrow he'll speak at town ...

New York's governor is considering changing the 80 year old law that prohibits the sale of alcoho on Sunday mornings

04.14.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Cuomo set up a panel to investigate ways to modernize the law.  This week, they heard several recommendations from the alcohol beverage control law working group. Currently, no alcohol can be sold between 3 a.m. and 8 a.m. on Sundays ...

Medical marijuana could be a done deal in Pennsylvania this weekend

04.14.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The bill, signed and sealed by both houses of the legislature, now sits on Governor Tom Wolf's desk.  He says he'll sign it Sunday. Crowds on both sides of the aisle were up late into the night, waiting. As news of the vote came in, there ...

The presidential campaign: 6 days till New York heads to the polls and 13 days for Pennsylvanians

04.13.16 | Sarah Harnisch

One upstate New York mom is making headlines for taking her three kids to every single presidential rally in upstate New York. Republican or Democratic. Lynn Flannery Howlett says it's been easy.  The candidates keep coming to ...

The fight to ban abortion after 20 weeks in Pennsylvania isn't over yet

04.13.16 | Sarah Harnisch

A bill that looked like it had widespread support was dropped hours before the vote after the president of Planned Parenthood flew to the state capitol Monday. But Pennsylvania Family Institute's Mike Geer says losing this first round isn't ...

A medical marijuana bill could be in the hands of Pennsylvania'a governor this week

04.13.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The Senate passed Senate Bill 3 during the dinner hour last night by a vote of 42 to 7 making the state one step closer to having legalized marijuana. The House has already passed this, meaning the final step is for the bill to go back to the House ...

Tens of thousands of Verizon workers on the east coast have walked off the job this morning

04.13.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Thousands of workers joined picket lines as you were getting breakfast this morning--including workers in Syracuse, Oneonta, Vestal, and Watertown. In Pennsylvania, after 10 months of failed contract negotiations, thousands are striking in the ...

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