List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

Abortion Numbers Fall In PA

02.04.15 | Sarah Harnisch

According to numbers provided by the Pennsylvania Department of Health, less women are aborting their pregnancies. According to the report using the most recent numbers available, 32,108 abortions were performed in 2013. In 2012, there were 2,000 ...

Wolf Pays Hikes Salaries Of His Inner Circle

02.04.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Top officials in Gov. Tom Wolf's administration began earning six-figure salaries more than $12,700 higher than their predecessors under former Gov. Tom Corbett. According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, nineteen department heads will make ...

Sheldon Silver's Tenure As NY Assembly Speaker Ends

02.03.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's tenure in the powerful post since 1994 is set to end at 11:59 p.m. Monday, and a Bronx assemblyman is expected to succeed him. On Friday, a Silver spokesman said the Manhattan Democrat would resign the post he's ...

Most Pre-K Money In The State Funneled To NYC

02.03.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's pledge to expand full-day pre-kindergarten classes statewide has largely benefited New York City, with just 5 percent of four-year-old children outside the city enrolled in the program, a report to be released Tuesday ...

PA Treasurer Rob McCord Formally Charged

02.03.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Days after he publicly admitted wrongdoing, federal authorities Monday afternoon charged former state Treasurer Rob McCord with extortion for trying to strong-arm campaign donations. McCord released an on-line statement Friday in which he said he ...

Students At PA Community Colleges Get New Way To Earn Credit

02.03.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Students at community colleges in Pennsylvania can now earn credit outside of the classroom through previous work experience. The Pennsylvania Commission for Community Colleges has launched a prior learning assessment called College Credit Fast ...

NY Assembly Speaker Seat Down To 2 Names

02.02.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Assembly Majority Leader Joseph Morelle, D-Irondequoit, Monroe County, dropped out of the race for speaker Friday and endorsed Bronx Assemblyman Carl Heastie. The move means Heastie is all but certain to be the next speaker. "Over the past ...

Legislation Introduced To Name Highway After Fallen Blooming Grove State Trooper

02.02.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Wait Times Have Dropped At The New York DMV

02.02.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Wait times at the state Department of Motor Vehicles have been reduced to an average of 30 minutes as of September, compared to the 72-minute wait customers experienced in March 2013, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said. The decrease in times is a result of ...

Legislation Introduced To Name Highway After Fallen Blooming Grove State Trooper

02.02.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Senator Lisa Baker has introduced legislation to designate Exit 30 off of Interstate 84 in Pike County in honor of Corporal Bryon Dickson. Dickson, was a member of the Pennsylvania State Police assigned to the Blooming Grove barracks. He was shot ...

12345678910 ... 1112