Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI


Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

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.


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

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

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.


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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DREAM Act and Education Tax Credit Appear on Collision Course

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

With the Republican-led State Senate opposed to the DREAM act and the Democrat-led Assembly opposed to an education tax credit, Albany observers wonder how both items can survive.
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Abortion Provision is Removed from Women's Equality Act

Monday, March 16, 2015

Lawmakers are moving ahead with approving other portions of Gov. Cuomo’s package of measures for women's rights.

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Speaker Heastie Expresses Frustration Over Cuomo's Budget Demands

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

In his first broadcast Interview with public TV and radio, the assembly leader says the governor should not link unrelated items to the state budget.


Education Lobby Day in Albany Brings Out Two Sides

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

The city's teachers union sees the solution in more funding for traditional public schools. Charter school proponents want alternatives.
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Hundreds of Teachers Rally Against Cuomo's Education Plans

Monday, March 02, 2015

They said the governor is pushing a "test and punish" agenda in public schools.


NY Senate Leader Proposes Outside Income Ban for Lawmakers

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sen. Jeff Klein (D) says he's stepping down from the law firm he co-founded in order to set an example.


NY Senate Democrats Push Their Version of Ethics Reforms

Monday, February 09, 2015

Some of them would directly address problems that led to the arrest of Sheldon Silver, the former assembly speaker.


Cuomo to Lawmakers: Pass Ethics Reform or No Budget

Monday, February 02, 2015

The governor made the ultimatum as he unveiled his own 5-point ethics reform plan.

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