List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

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 ...

NY' Governor Cuomo Gives His State of the State Address Today

01.21.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Calling it "the most robust state of the state" he's ever done, Cuomo is promising a long list of measures, including tax cuts for small businesses, property tax relief, and efforts to improve public schools. Cuomo is also expected to address a ...

Chemung County Sheriff Eyeing State Office

01.16.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Chris Moss, the Republican candidate who ran for lieutenant governor last year, said he plans to start a campaign committee and explore his options for higher office over the next 4 years. He says he plans to launch a "Sheriff Moss for New York" ...

NY's Cuomo Announces Competition to Get Money Upstate

01.16.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo was in Rochester yesterday to lay out a $1.5 billion deal to create jobs and draw more families upstate. Seven regions of the state, including Central New York, the Fingerlakes and the Southern Tier would vie for three awards ...

NY Gaming Boards Considers 4th Casino Today

01.13.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Andrew Cuomo last month urged the board to place one casino in the Southern Tier-- an area that got passed over when winners were picked in December. The board meets today-- to decide if they'll consider the governor's request. Casino analyst Alan ...

Portions of NY Thruway Close Ahead of Snow

01.09.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Governor Andrew Cuomo issued a statement last night that Interstate 90 between Exit 46-Henrietta-and Exit 61--Shortman Road-- as well as the Niagara Section and parts of I-190-- be shut down as of midnight last night. It's in advance of another ...

Lawmakers Consider Changes to NY's SAFE Act

01.09.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Two years after the Empire State adopted some of the toughest gun-control measures in the nation, Republican state lawmakers, who took majority in the senate this month, say the law was hastily passed and should be revisited. Many police stations ...

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 ...

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