Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

Health Officials: Fracking Health Review Nearly Done

Thursday, November 15, 2012


One day after saying they could not “speculate” on when a key health review on hydrofracking in New York would commence, the state health department has now announced three university experts have been chosen and will review the data.


The Real Winners in Legislative Elections: Incumbents

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The vast majority of incumbent state legislators were re-elected Tuesday night, upholding a decades-long Albany tradition.


Comptroller: Sandy Could Cost State $18B

Friday, November 02, 2012

The State Comptroller estimates that Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath will cost the state as much as $18 billion dollars.


Cuomo: Helicopter Survey of Sandy Damage ‘Disturbing’

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo took a helicopter tour of areas devastated from Hurricane Sandy, along with New York's Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. He says the state faces "significant" challenges to rebuild, and will have to "fundamentally" rethink  New York City's infrastructure going forward.

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Cuomo: Expect ‘Long Term’ Recovery After Sandy

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo, who says he spent a “frightening” night monitoring storm devastation in lower Manhattan,  held a briefing addressing short term repair efforts and long term weather concerns.


Cuomo Tells New Yorkers to ‘Be Careful’

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo spend Sunday traveling from Long Island to the Adirondacks, informing New Yorkers of storm preparation and warning everyone to use common sense and be careful.


Gillibrand Poised for Big Win in Senate Race, Poll Shows

Friday, October 26, 2012

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is poised for a huge win on Election Day, with a more than 40-point lead over Republican challenger Wendy Long, according to a poll by Siena College released Friday.


Control of NY State Senate Could Come Down to the Wire

Thursday, October 25, 2012

This election will determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the State Senate in the next term, and it could come down to just a few hundred votes in a small number of key Senate contests. Both sides are hopeful that they will be victorious.

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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.