Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

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....

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Regional Councils Make Pitch for State Funds

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo presided over a day long presentation Tuesday by the state’s ten regional economic development councils, which are set to earn another $750 million in grants.


Cuomo Makes a Moo-ve for More Cows at 'Yogurt Summit'

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that he is easing some environmental regulations so dairy farmers can more easily own more cows as part of an effort to facilitate greater production of yogurt in the state.

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Cuomo Defends Transparency Record

Friday, August 03, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo defended his administration against criticisms that he has not been transparent enough, saying he’s trying to do more.


Promoting NY’s Business Friendly Attitude While Others Question It

Monday, July 16, 2012

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is running ads proclaiming New York’s business friendliness, but a recent set of rankings  finds the state dead last in that category. The truth, however, may lie somewhere in between.

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Cuomo Offers Some Support for Limited Fracking

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

In an interview with public radio, Cuomo said he supports he idea that individual towns should decide whether they want fracking. "I think it's inarguable, but that one should take i...

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Cuomo Signs Anti-Cyberbullying Bill Into Law

Monday, July 09, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an anti-cyberbullying bill into law on Monday that requires schools to be more vigilant about the online harassment of students, and to take steps to prevent it.

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