List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

The New York State Legislature Kicks off New Session

01.08.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Power in the senate officially shifted into Republican control on Wednesday at the opening of the first session in Albany. The Assembly re-elected its speaker, Sheldon Silver, even though he's under federal investigation. Republican leader Daen ...

PA Senator Santorum Considers White House Bid

01.07.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum met with top state Republicans and supporters in Harrisburg Tuesday to discuss a possible 2016 campaign for the White House-- the latest sign that he wants another shot after finishing second to GOP nominee ...

Fatal Bus Crash in Rochester Claims Driver's Life

01.07.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Edwin Rivera DeJesus, a school bus driver for 30 years, is being remembered as an outstanding, well-liked employee who "went above and beyond." Eight children and one adult bus monitor were taken to Strong Memorial Hospital after the bus hit a tree ...

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 ...

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