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Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

Critics Call New York Senate Redistricting Bill Inadequate

Monday, March 14, 2011

A partisan argument broke out Monday in the New York State Senate over the issue of redrawing district lines, as pressure mounts on the chamber's Republican conference to adopt a plan for an independent commission soon.

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Koch Rips Republicans: They Are 'Derailing' Redistricting Reform

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch is accusing Senate Republicans of "derailing" redistricting reform, and breaking a pledge they made to the ex-mayor’s reform group during the most recent election campaign.

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Silver: Chances of Keeping Millionaires Tax Are 'Poor'

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, speaking a month before the state budget is due, said the likelihood of retaining the so-called millionaires tax in New York was "poor" as support  for the temporary income surcharge appeared to wane.

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Group in Crosshairs of Cuomo Budget Cuts Take to the Airwaves

Friday, February 18, 2011

There are just six weeks until the New York State budget is due, and groups affected by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s proposed $10 billion in cuts have begun stepping up their efforts to win public support for alternatives — like extending a tax on the rich.

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In 'Unprecedented' Move, Cuomo Sends No. 2 to Talk Education Cuts

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

In an unusual move, Governor Andrew Cuomo sent his Lieutenant Governor, Robert Duffy, to defend his proposed school aid cuts to a joint hearing of the legislature’s education and fiscal committees.

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In Albany, Finger Pointing Over Ethics Reform

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tensions over an ethics reform bill that’s being negotiated in private between Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders spilled into the open this week, as finger pointing began over which side was holding up the legislation.

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Top Senate Republican Takes First Jab at Cuomo

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

The leader of the Senate Republicans, offering his first real criticism of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s budget, said the spending plan leaves too much unfinished and could result in a month-long delay in the process.

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Cuomo Revises Approach to Budget

Monday, January 31, 2011

Governor Andrew Cuomo is set to release his state budget Tuesday, and it is likely to contain some deep spending cuts. But now Cuomo says the budgeting is more complicated than he’d thought.

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Partisan Tensions Flare in NY Senate Over New Rules

Friday, January 28, 2011

Tensions erupted in the New York State Senate this week as Democratic senators complained over the placement of their chairs, the hours that they were to meet in session, and whether the newly empowered GOP was trying to “grab” more power.

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Meet the State's New Health Commissioner

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

New York State has a new health commissioner. Dr. Nirav Shah, who ran a rural health system in Pennsylvania, said his first task is to preside over the organization of the state’s most expensive in the nation Medicaid system.

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Cuomo Honeymoon in Full Swing, but Budget Proposal Looms Large

Friday, January 21, 2011

Governor Andrew Cuomo is at the highest point of popularity since he first held political office four years ago. But the governor's standing could decline when he releases his budget plan in less than two weeks.

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Slashing Gov't Costs Is the Theme at the Capitol

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s panel on mandate relief, one of three teams he's set up to foster ideas to lower the cost of government, gathered in Albany as Senators proposed ideas to lower costs for schools and local governments.

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Committee Backing Cuomo Registers as Lobbying Group

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A business and real estate group that has been running promotional ads for Governor Andrew Cuomo will now register as a lobbying group with the state’s ethics panel, after questions were raised about some of their activities.

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Medicaid Reform Is a Tough Pill to Swallow

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Governor Cuomo’s panel to revamp the state’s health care system held it’s first meeting Thursday, and it featured some stern talk from the panel’s co-chair.

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Cuomo, in First State of State Speech, Vows Break From Tradition

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is expected use Wednesday's State of the State address to detail how he plans to tackle New York's fiscal crisis. Cuomo said he would use the address as a forum to discuss his specific plans for the state, including an expected call for a freeze in state worker salaries.

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Cuomo New York's New Governor

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Andrew Cuomo officially became New York’s new governor at 12:01 a.m. this morning. Cuomo took the oath of office, surrounded by family and friends, just after 10 p.m. New Year’s Eve.

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Cuomo's Fiscal Challenges

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

When Andrew Cuomo becomes governor Saturday, he faces a formidable challenge of closing the multibillion dollar budget gap. And already, he’s upped the ante by promising to freeze spending and taxes.

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Court Decision Means GOP Will Control Senate

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

The state’s highest court ruled in the final disputed State Senate race and the decision means Republicans will once again control the Senate in January.

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Paterson Fined Over Yankees Tickets

Monday, December 20, 2010

Governor David Paterson has been fined $62,125 by the state’s ethics panel, which accused him of illegally soliciting free tickets to a Yankees World Series game for himself, his son, his sons’s friend and two aides, then lying about it in a cover up.

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Skelos Poised to Lead NY Senate

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Republicans are poised to take over the State Senate again after a brief two-year hiatus, and GOP leaders are determined to do things differently this time.

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