List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

PA Governor Tom Wolf Vows To Sign Medical Marijuana Bill

01.28.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Tom Wolf gave an impromptu speech Tuesday to parents of children who are suffering daily from debilitating seizures and vowed to sign a medical marijuana bill that senators are writing. The greeting with parents in Wolf's Capitol reception ...

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's Seat Is Under Siege

01.27.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Assembly Democrats said late Monday that Speaker Sheldon Silver should resign or face being voted out of the post he's held for 20 years. After a five-hour session behind closed doors, Assembly Democrats emerged and said a consensus of them want ...

Former PA Congressman Chris Carney Weighs Senate Seat in 2016

01.27.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Former Pennsylvania Congressman Chris Carney says he is considering a run for the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in 2016. Carney serves on Governor Tom Wolf's transition team for military and veterans issues. Carney, a Susquehanna County ...

Republicans Sue Tom Wolf Over Firing of State Employee

01.27.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The Republican majority in the Pennsylvania State Senate is suing democratic Governor Tom Wolf over his firing of his predecessor's appointee. The lawsuit filed Monday in Commonwealth court says Republican Governor Tom Corbett's appointee, Erik ...

Food Bank of the Southern Tier's Check Out Hunger Drive Begins

01.27.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The Food Bank of the Southern Tier's annual Check Out Hunger drive has begun. Through March 1, coupons can be found at participating stores for shoppers to make a donation. Donation coupons are available in $2, $3, or $5 increments. The campaign is ...

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Reportedly to Step Down

01.26.15 | Sarah Harnisch

New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has reportedly agreed to step down from his position, according to a report by the New York Daily News. Silver is facing federal corruption charges. The Daily News report also cites sources as saying local ...

EPA Braces For "Hurricane Blizzard"

01.26.15 | Sarah Harnisch

With heavy snows predicted in some portions of the Keystone state, Penndot has issued some reminders about travel. In areas where forecasts are calling for significant snow and possible icy conditions, Penndot says motorists should postpone travel ...

PA Law In The Works To Require Truckers To Remove Ice and Snow

01.26.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The rules may be changing-- for snow and ice on semi trucks in Pennsylvania. Senator Lisa Boscola has reintroduced legislation to require snow and ice removal before driving a large truck. Drivers could be fined $25 to $75 if a police officer ...

NY Assembly Speaker Silver Could Face Arrest Today

01.22.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The New York Times says Sheldon Silver's arrest today by Federal authorities on corruption charges is "imminent." It's likely to throw Albany into disarray at the beginning of a new session. The expected charges are related to a probe that began ...

Poll Shows NY Voters Support Fracking Ban

01.21.15 | Sarah Harnisch

By a 57 to 23 percent margin, voters said they supported the fracking ban put in place by the Cuomo administration December 17th. That ban ended six years of deliberations by state officials on whether to proceed with the controversial drilling ...

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