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Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

New Poll Finds Cuomo Holds Comfortable Lead Over Paladino

Thursday, September 23, 2010

A new poll out finds Democrat Andrew Cuomo 26 points ahead of his Republican gubernatorial challenger Carl Paladino, markedly different results from a poll released on Wednesday's that showed the race in a statistical dead heat.

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As Vote Approaches, a Roundup of Primary Races

Monday, September 13, 2010

Tuesday is primary day in New York, and among the top races are for the Republican nomination for governor, with the two candidates in a dead heat, and a five-way wild card race for the Democratic spot for attorney general.

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Poll Finds New Yorkers Split Down the Middle Over Islamic Cultural Center

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Quinnipiac University poll finds that slightly over half, 54 percent, of New Yorkers surveyed think the Islamic cultural center organizers have the constitutional right to construct the center two blocks away from Ground Zero. Nearly the same number, 53 percent, say they should not be permitted to build at all.

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Education Secretary Praises NY for 'Race to the Top' Achievements

Monday, August 30, 2010

Education Secretary Arne Duncan told New York political and education leaders Monday that the $700 million that the state won in the Race to the Top competition is not a “gift,” but a benefit that was “earned.”

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Paterson Fails to Show at Ethics Hearing Over Free Yankees Tickets

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

The governor and his attorney failed to show up at an ethics commission hearing on whether Paterson illegally accepted free Yankees tickets to the first game of the World Series last fall. The governor faces up to $90,000 in fines.

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Paterson Pleased with Budget: 'NY on Road to Recovery'

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Gov. David Paterson says he's pleased with the state budget, which was finally passed by the legislature after four months of delays. Paterson says the budget, though 125 days late, successfully closed an over $9 billion budget gap and will put us on the road to recovery.

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After Weeks of Wrangling, Senate Approves New York State Budget

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Lawmakers finally completed the over-four-months-late state budget on Tuesday evening.

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After Weeks of Wrangling, Senate Approves Budget

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

New York state lawmakers finally completed the over-four-months-late state budget on Tuesday evening. The State Senate approved the revenue portion of the budget, making it one of the latest budgets in New York State history.

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NY Gov. Paterson Says Layoffs for State Workers Imminent

Monday, July 26, 2010

Gov. David Paterson says he and his staff will being working “immediately” on layoff plans for state workers since New York is running out of cash.

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Paterson Says Layoffs for State Workers Imminent

Monday, July 26, 2010

Gov. David Paterson says he and his staff will being working “immediately” on layoff plans for state workers since New York is running out of cash.

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NYS Budget Director: Layoff Plans Could Come Next Month

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New York Gov. David Paterson’s budget director says a layoff plan for state workers may be drawn up as early as August, and numbers will depend on the results of an early retirement plan.

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NY Gov. Paterson Threatening to Call Lawmakers Back to Albany...Again

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New York Gov. David Paterson is once again threatening to call lawmakers into a special session, to finish the state budget, which is now 15 weeks late, and other unresolved issues.

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State Budget Director: Layoff Plans Could Come Next Month

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Gov. David Paterson’s budget director says a layoff plan for state workers may be drawn up as early as August, and numbers will depend on the results of an early retirement plan.

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Paterson Threatening to Call Lawmakers Back to Albany...Again

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Gov. David Paterson is once again threatening to call lawmakers into a special session, to finish the state budget, which is now 15 weeks late, and other unresolved issues.

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Cuomo Steers To Big Financial Edge

Friday, July 16, 2010

This week, two significant events occurred in the New York governor’s race: Campaign contribution filings were due and frontrunner Andrew Cuomo began an RV tour that he says will take him to all 62 counties before he’s through. In both cases, Cuomo got most of the attention.

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NYS Comptroller: Budget Built on Uncertain Foundation

Thursday, July 15, 2010

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the state budget is based on shaky fiscal assumptions and warns of yet another midyear deficit if corrections aren’t made. The state budget, more than three months late, is also causing some political fallout, as revealed in a new poll.

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The Final Chapter on Troopergate?

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The three-year-old Troopergate scandal may finally be over. The state’s Commission on Public Integrity confirms that one of the last actors in the controversy, Darren Dopp, has now paid a $10,000 fine for violating the state code of ethics.

Dopp, who was the communications director for former Gov. Eliot Spitzer, paid the $10,000 fine earlier this week, after he lost a court challenge against the Commission on Public Integrity’s ruling.

Commission spokesman Walter Ayres confirms that the check has been received, and that the investigation of whether Spitzer and his aides used the state police to recreate travel records of former Senate Leader Joe Bruno is now over.

“He came to our offices on Monday and hand-delivered a check for $10,000,” said Ayres.

Dopp has maintained his innocence throughout the proceedings, and says he did nothing wrong. Spitzer, who was never charged in the scandal, will be starting a new primetime cable program on CNN soon.

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Paterson Proposes New Revenue Bill

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Gov. David Paterson has proposed a new revenue bill that would close the state’s budget gap, but he says the legislature is refusing to accept the measures.

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Paterson Proposes New Revenue Bill

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Gov. David Paterson has proposed a new revenue bill that would close the state’s budget gap, but he says the legislature is refusing to accept the measures.

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Comptroller DiNapoli Says New York Racing Association on the Edge of Insolvency

Monday, July 12, 2010

The New York state Comptroller says the New York Racing Association (NYRA) is once again facing insolvency early next year if a contract to expand gambling at the Aqueduct Race Track is not settled soon.

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