Karen DeWitt appears in the following:
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Thursday, December 09, 2010
New York’s departing Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch gave a blunt assessment of his term in office Thursday. Speaking at a Rockefeller Institute forum, Ravitch said he didn’t feel like he accomplished very much during his time serving under Governor David Paterson.
Tuesday, December 07, 2010
A bill to bail out New York City’s Off Track Betting parlors was defeated in the State Senate, leaving New York’s racing industry in “turmoil,” said the chair of the OTB board, Larry Schwartz. He is pulling the plug on the operation at midnight Tuesday.
Monday, December 06, 2010
The New York State Senate is returning to the Capitol for another special session on Tuesday. They are hoping to approve a bill to bail out New York City’s bankrupt Off-Track Betting Corporation, but some senators say the rest of the state needs to be included as well.
Friday, December 03, 2010
New York Governor David Paterson is taking time these days to reflect on his unexpected turn at the helm of New York’s government. He took the post abruptly in March 2008 when Eliot Spitzer resigned. A widely-liked Senate Democratic Leader before he ran with Spitzer, Paterson watched his relations with the legislature deteriorate as his tenure as governor wore on.
Monday, November 29, 2010
The New York State Legislature met in a special session called by Governor David Paterson, but failed to act on the governor's bills to close the latest $315 million budget gap.
Friday, November 19, 2010
New York State’s already grim budget picture could be made even worse by some changes at the federal level and the new Congress. The state has at least a $10 billion structural deficit, and the current governor’s budget director predicts that some state services will have to end altogether if trends continue.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The state’s Republican Party suffered some major blows in this month’s elections, losing the governor’s office and all other statewide posts. But the GOP did make gains in the legislature that could leave the party with a power base in charge of the State Senate and deprive Democrats of a veto-proof majority in the Assembly.
Monday, November 15, 2010
A Siena College poll finds that New Yorkers are hopeful that Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo can solve some of the problems that have been facing the state for years, including job losses and the state’s $9 billion dollar budget deficit.