List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

One by one, schools are testing their water in New York state

06.08.16 | Sarah Harnisch

It's a movement that's spreading across New York state after two huge districts, Ithaca and Binghamton, tested positive for lead. Now there's a bill in the works that may require nearly all schools to test.   Senator Tom 'O Mara and ...

Penn State University says the settlements in the aftermath of the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal should stay sealed

06.03.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The college is opposing a move by a coalition of media organizations to unseal court records surrounding settlements its paid to end claims by Sandusky's accusers. The university is arguing the records contain information that came out as part of ...

The New York Assembly has approved the nation's most ambitious climate change bill

06.03.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The legislation requires the state to reduce greenhouse gases to zero by 2050. To pull that off, the bill gives the state until 2030 to get at least 50% of its electricity from clean energy. So far, the bill has not been introduced in the state ...

There could be a tax on fantasy football coming in New York

05.27.16 | Sarah Harnisch

Assemblyman Gary Pretlow said his bill would allow regulators to oversee daily fantasy sports with the state also imposing a 15% registration fee and tax. The giants of the industry, Fanduel and Draftkings have paused their operations after the ...

Authorities in New York raided the office of a lobbyist tied to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the SUNY school system

05.27.16 | Sarah Harnisch, Traci Lynn Woolsey

Yesterday, investigators searched an office at SUNY Polytech formerly used by Todd Howe, a target in a federal investigation into possible conflicts of interest related the Buffalo Billion project. Howe worked for both Cuomo governors at the U.S. ...

For the third year in a row there are co-champions at the Scripps National Spelling Bee

05.27.16 | Sarah Harnisch

2 winners and one was from the Finger Lakes of New York. Nihar Janga and Jairam Hathwar were named co-champs after 24 championship rounds when eleven-year-old Nihar correctly spelled the word "gesellschaft."  That came after 13-year-old Jairam ...

The CDC says a Pennsylvania woman is the first patient infected with a bacteria that is resistant to all known antibiotics

05.27.16 | Sarah Harnisch

CDC Director Thomas Frieden said Thursday the patient is a 49-year-old woman who has a urinary tract infection. She had never left the country.  Frieden says the infection was not even controlled by an antibiotic they use when nothing else ...

It's a mad dash to the budget finish line in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

05.27.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The budget deadline is June 30th, just a few weeks away. Will we see a repeat performance of the dysfunction last year? Pennsylvania Family Institute's Mike Geer says "no."  He thinks "some Democrats will work with Republicans to get a ...

Protestors are not slowing down Donald Trump

04.21.16 | Sarah Harnisch

The Trump will be stumping in Harrisburg at 7 tonight at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex. Trump will reportedly tone it down tonight, leaning on a speech writer for the first time this campaign season. But he's still calling for Ted Cruz to drop ...

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 ...

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