Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

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New York's College Tuition Plan Faces Blowback

Monday, April 17, 2017

Gov. Cuomo is facing criticism for the fine-print details only now emerging on a new tuition assistance plan for some students at New York’s public colleges.

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Cuomo's Budget Threatens School Aid Court Order, Say Critics

Thursday, January 26, 2017

While Gov. Andrew Cuomo touts increases in school aid, critics worry the state won't meet its legal obligation to spend more on education.

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AG Schneiderman: New York's Laws Amount to 'Legal Voter Suppression'

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released a package of bills targeting what he calls the state’s “arcane” voting laws.

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Legislative Sessions Ends with a Lackluster Ethics Package, and Rebuke of the Mayor

Friday, June 17, 2016

The 2016 legislative session ended much like it started — without clear focus.

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Inspector General Slams the Upstate Slammer Where Two Prisoners Broke Free

Monday, June 06, 2016

An investigative report finds widespread security lapses at Dannemora.

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New Members Approved for New York's Board of Regents

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

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The state assembly approved three new members for the Board of Regents who, along with a new chancellor, may take the education policy-making panel in a new direction.
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Comptroller Audit Faults Cuomo Administration on Nursing Home Oversight

Monday, February 22, 2016

Comptroller DiNapoli's office says state officials have failed to fine nursing homes with all but the worst violations.

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U.S. Attorney Clears Cuomo in Ethics Panel Controversy

Monday, January 11, 2016

Preet Bharara's investigation concluded there's insufficient evidence that Cuomo and his office committed a federal crime by disbanding the Moreland Commission prematurely.

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State Board Will Raise Wages of New York's Fast Food Workers

Monday, June 29, 2015

The board says it will authorize a "substantial" raise, but would not say when the increase would occur or how much it would be.

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New Yorkers Celebrate Same-Sex Marriage Decision

Friday, June 26, 2015

From Times Square to the Stonewall Inn, here's a look at how people in the city are reacting to the Supreme Court decision granting marriage rights to same-sex couples in all 50 states.

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The Albany Countdown

Monday, June 15, 2015

Albany's legislative session ends Wednesday, but rent laws and 421a expire today. A roundtable of reporters discusses what's still to come from Albany.

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New York's Property Tax Cap, More Aid Eases School Budget Approvals

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

School budgets passed at a high rate across the state this year, without the usual controversy.
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Indian Point Ablaze; Skelos' Replacement

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The latest on the Hudson River clean-up efforts after an explosion at Indian Point nuclear power plant and the new NYS senate majority leader, Long Island's John Flanagan.

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Albany Summit Airs Grievances Over Teacher Evaluation Law

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Members of the Board of Regents heard from school officials and experts before they set to work on making sense of the latest rules issued by New York lawmakers.
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Charter Schools Top the Lobbying Chart in Albany

Thursday, April 30, 2015

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With controversies brewing in New York State over new learning standards and testing, charter groups and teachers' unions spent the most in lobbying dollars last year.
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New York Grants Extension for Teacher Evaluation Phase-In

Thursday, April 23, 2015

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The chancellor of the New York Board of Regents steps in and postpones by a year Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to enact new teacher evaluations by this fall. 
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NY Senate Republicans Stand by Embattled Leader

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

GOP members are expressing support for Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos as he faces a federal corruption probe.

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Opting Out of State Tests is Cause For Concern For Some School Leaders

Thursday, April 02, 2015

A boycott of state tests for New York's schoolchildren could have far-reaching consequences, and that worries the head of school board members.
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Education Partisans Vow to Keep Fighting on Items Excluded From Budget Deal

Monday, March 30, 2015

The future of teacher evaluations, mayoral control of the city schools and the DREAM Act are still uncertain now that they're left out of the state budget.
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What's In and What's Out as Albany Enters Budget Crunch Time

Thursday, March 26, 2015

As the deadline approaches, a clearer picture is emerging of what's included in the New York State budget. Ethics reform is in. DREAM Act is out. Here's what else you need to know.

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