Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

Cuomo Tells Local Governments: Make Tough Calls

Monday, October 22, 2012

Local governments in fiscal crisis lobbying for a sympathetic ear from Gov. Andrew Cuomo are getting a cold shoulder instead.

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Key Deadline Looms as Progress of Fracking Review Is Murky

Friday, October 19, 2012

The state’s environmental commissioner for the first time commented in depth about a new health review that has once again delayed a decision on hydro fracking in New York.

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Senate GOP Use Cuomo's Image to Bolster Campaigns

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo is not running for office this year but his face and name are still appearing in election mailers in many New York homes. State lawmakers from both parties running for re-election are using the popular governor’s image in their campaign literature. 


Cuomo Tells Lawmakers ‘Do the People's Business’ Before Pay Raise

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo says before state legislators ask him for a pay hike, as is expected after the election, they’ll first have to make progress on some unfinished business from the last legislative session.  


Cuomo says Troopers' ‘Troubled’ History is in the Past

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

New York’s first graduating class of state troopers in three years received their diplomas in a ceremony Tuesday. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who spoke at the event, says he hopes some of the recent controversies surrounding New York’s elite police unit is behind them. 


Fracking Supporters Come to the Capitol

Monday, October 15, 2012

The State Capitol has been the scene of numerous noisy demonstrations on the controversial natural gas drilling technique of hydraulic fracture, otherwise known as fracking. But on Monday it was supporters of drilling, not opponents, who took to Albany to protest.

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GOP Senate Candidate Urges Action on Fracking

Thursday, October 11, 2012

The Republican Senate candidate challenging Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Wendy Long, is urging swift action on hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as fracking, in New York.

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Counties Push for Cuomo to Let Them Off the Hook

Thursday, October 11, 2012

New York’s counties are making a push to get Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers to let them off the hook for some mandates that they say are bringing some to the brink of bankruptcy.


State Officials Predict Tight Budget

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Top New York State officials are preparing for another difficult budget year. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has already told state agencies to keep spending flat, while those that depend on state programs are not counting on big increases.


Series of Delays Has State’s Fracking Backers Skeptical

Monday, October 01, 2012

The Cuomo Administration has announced two developments that could delay the start of natural gas drilling in New York, and is leaving supporters and opponents with many unanswered questions.


Cuomo to Host Beer and Wine Summit

Thursday, September 27, 2012

First it was yogurt, now comes beer and wine. Gov. Andrew Cuomo is looking to help the state’s beer and wine industry by holding a summit this fall.

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Cuomo Offers Support to GOP State Senator Who Lost Primary

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has crossed party lines and offered a political endorsement to Republican Senator Roy McDonald, who lost a primary this month after voting to support same sex marriage.


Comptroller Says New York Needs Fiscal Early Warning System

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The New York State Comptroller says he’ll institute an early warning system for the state’s many municipalities that are in financial trouble, to try to help turn them around before things get even worse.

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Cuomo Says ‘Extremists' Challenged Pro-Gay Marriage GOP Senators in Primary

Tuesday, September 25, 2012


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’s “elated” that a Republican Senator who voted for gay marriage in New York has won his primary election — but expressed concern for another GOP Senator who has apparently lost his contest because of his vote on the issue.

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Cuomo Says Health Study Could Speed Up Fracking Approval Process

Monday, September 24, 2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said an internal health review of hydraulic fracturing, otherwise known as fracking, begun by his administration could actually speed an approval process along.

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Cuomo's Environmental Agency Delays Fracking Decision Again

Friday, September 21, 2012

After rejecting calls for an independent health analysis of hydraulic-fracturing, Department of Environmental Conservation Commissioner Joe Martens said he’ll conduct an internal health review instead.

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Ethics Board Impeded by Secrecy Rules

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The state’s ethics board is coming under criticism as it launches an investigation that’s believed to focus on a sexual harassment scandal in the Assembly. The secrecy rules imposed in the laws governing the commission are causing some unanticipated problems.  


Ethics Panel Appears to Launch Lopez Probe

Monday, September 10, 2012

The state’s ethics board has appeared to launch a full investigation into the sexual harassment scandal involving Assemblyman Vito Lopez

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Hundreds Urge Cuomo Not to Approve Fracking

Monday, August 27, 2012

Anti-fracking advocates rallied in Albany Monday to try to convince Governor Andrew Cuomo to ban the natural gas drilling process in New York.  Meanwhile, a State Senator says he believes any final decision will be once again delayed.

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Fracking Opponents Crash Cuomo Event Ahead of State's Decision

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A protest against the controversial natural gas drilling technique of hydraulic fracturing disrupted a conference attended by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in Manhattan on Wednesday. The state is set to issue a decision next month on whether it will allow the practice.

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