List by Author: Sarah Harnisch

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 ...

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 ...

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