Karen DeWitt appears in the following:
Friday, March 18, 2011
There are two weeks left to the state budget deadline and — despite the pressures of the $10 billion dollar deficit — Governor Andrew Cuomo and legislative leaders claim to be getting along just fine. Perhaps the good will stems from the fact that Cuomo has a special new weapon that changes the power dynamic in favor of the governor over the legislature.
Thursday, March 17, 2011
The fight between Governor Andrew Cuomo and school districts flared up Thursday when the governor delivered a stern lecture to schools that have complained about the proposed budget cuts to education — ripping critics for playing a "game" and issuing empty "threats."
Monday, March 14, 2011
Albany, NY —
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Albany, Ny —
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.
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.
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.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Albany, NY —
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
Albany, NY —
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.
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.