List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

PA Lawmakers Meet Againt Over The Budget, But No Deal Yet

07.09.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania state senators returned to the Capitol Tuesday to deal with the remaining pieces of budget-related legislation for the newly begun fiscal year. A key budget-related bill covers a slew of topics, including guiding billions of dollars ...

Medical Marijuana Signed Into Law By Governor Cuomo In NY

07.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

As Gov. Andrew Cuomo sat down to ceremonially sign the state's medical-marijuana bill into law, a Rockland County 10-year-old stood by his side. Amanda Houser, of Suffern, suffers from Dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy that begins in ...

Casino Lobbyists Spend $11 Million In NY

07.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Four upstate casinos are expected to boost economic development. So far, they’ve boosted the coffers of lobbyists and lawmakers’ campaigns. Casino gambling interests have doled out more than $11 million since 2012 to lobbyists and to ...

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Recieves Lawsuit Protecting Traditional Marriage

07.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania county clerk has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to suspend a federal ruling that allows gay couples to marry in the state. Schuylkill County Orphans' Court Clerk Theresa Santai-Gaffney filed the request late last week. It was made ...

PA Lawmakers Look At Budget Again

07.08.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A key budget-related bill in the Pennsylvania Legislature covers a slew of topics, despite a constitutional guideline that bills be limited to a single subject. The Senate is expected to take up the bill Tuesday. It guides billions of dollars for ...

NY Teacher Tenure Lawsuit Officially Filed

07.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A lawsuit challenging New York's teacher tenure laws was officially filed just before the start of the July 4th holiday weekend. An education advocacy group has partnered with 11 students; arguing the state's laws are unconstitutional because they ...

Nik Wallenda To Be Honored In NY

07.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A plaque is being dedicated to mark daredevil Nik Wallenda's 2012 high-wire walk over Niagara Falls. Wallenda and his family are expected to attend today's ceremony at Goat Island in Niagara Falls, along with dignitaries from the United States and ...

We're Entering The Peak of Tick And Lyme Disease In NY, PA

07.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

We are now in the worst time of year-- for ticks and Lyme disease-- in Pennsylvania and New York. And the threat could be unusually high, given that experts believe deer ticks benefit from a wet spring like the one we had this year. The ...

PA Governor Tom Corbett Has Until Thursday To Produce A Budget

07.07.14 | Sarah Harnisch

With lawmakers' rocky spring session climbing deeper into summer, nobody knows what Governor Tom Corbett will do with the no-new-taxes budget plan sitting on his desk. He is being asked by his fellow Republicans to sign the bill they wrote and ...

Sparklers Remain Illegal As Cuomo Reviews Bill In NY

07.04.14 | Sarah Harnisch

If your Fourth of July plans included lighting up sparklers, be aware that they remain illegal in New York. A bill that the New York State Legislature passed June 19 would make sparklers legal in New York is still under review by Gov. Andrew ...

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