Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

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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NY Legislature Has Noteworthy Session…for Lowest Number of Bills Passed

Monday, July 02, 2012

According to an analysis by the New York Public Interest Research Group, the 2012 session resulted in 571 pieces of legislation approved by both houses of the legislature.  

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Schools Set to Miss Teacher Evaluation Deadline

Friday, June 29, 2012

An important deadline in the state’s ongoing teacher evaluation process occurs Sunday, but most schools will be missing it.  

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NY Legislative Session Ends but Lawmakers May Not Be Done

Friday, June 22, 2012

The state legislature ended its session in an orderly fashion for the first time in decades, but the lack of last minute negotiations means that some issues were left unresolved. It’s likely that lawmakers will be back at the Capitol later this year to tackle them.

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Legislature Approves Cuomo's Teacher Evaluation Bill

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposal to make release teacher evaluations only to parents will likely become law, now that the Senate and Assembly have passed the measure.

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Issues Left Hanging as Session Ends

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The legislative session that’s concluding in Albany seems to be more about what’s not getting done than what is getting accomplished. Agreements were not reached on several key issues.

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No Legislative Fix for Teacher Evaluations

Monday, June 18, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he no longer thinks settling the issue of making teacher evaluations public “urgent,” and will allow the legislature to end its session without an agreement on the matter.

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Final Week of Session, Many Issues Unresolved

Friday, June 15, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers seem determined to end the Legislative Session on that June 21.  The limited agenda for the remaining four days includes a bill to reform care for the disabled and curb abuses, and whether to make teacher evaluations public.

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