As state store workers look on, House Majority Leader Mike Turzai testifies at a hearing on liquor store privatization. (Taken for the Philadelphia Inquirer)
- In the summer of 2011, Republican lawmakers put forth a proposal to privatize the state’s liquor stores. A week later, a top Republican Senate leader said he thought the state had more pressing issues to deal with, and all but slammed the breaks on the governor-supported plan. This story was printed on the front page of the Philadelphia Inquirer.
- Pennsylvania recently passed a law that requires all state spending to be made available on the internet. In this story, Sari examined the particulars of the newly-passed law, interviewed experts about the potential benefits and spoke with the bill’s sponsor about the practicality of the law. This story was published on the front pages of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and Allentown Morning Call.
- During state budget debates, disability rights activists were cited for camping, in protest, on state Capitol grounds. Sari wrote several reports on the protest and kept in touch with participators through email and telephone. She also used Twitter to publish updates regarding their citations and potential meeting with the Governor. These stories, including her photos, were published in the Harrisburg Patriot News.