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Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

New York Racing Association Facing Insolvency

Monday, July 12, 2010

Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says the New York Racing Association is once again facing possible insolvency, if a contract to expand gambling at the Aqueduct race track is not settled soon.

DiNapoli says he’s placing a team of auditors to monitor day to day transactions at the financially troubled state authority.

“NYRA is ...

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Comptroller Says New York Racing Association on the Edge of Insolvency

Monday, July 12, 2010

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli says the New York Racing Association (NYRA) will once again face insolvency early next year if a contract to expand gambling at the Aqueduct Race Track is not settled soon.

“NYRA is on very shaky financial ground,” said DiNapoli. “And there’s too much at stake ...

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New York GOP Says Dems Must Disclose More Details of State Budget Proposal

Friday, July 09, 2010

The New York state legislature is on hiatus for at least a couple of weeks, and the state budget remains unfinished.

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New York GOP Says Dems Must Disclose More Details of State Budget Proposal

Friday, July 09, 2010

The New York state legislature is on hiatus for at least a couple of weeks, and the state budget remains unfinished. But according to Republicans in the legislature, there is something else the Democrats who control both houses failed to do. The G.O.P. says the Democrats neglected to follow a ...

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Paterson Finds New Resolve

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Gov. David Paterson has less than six months left in office in a term that expires on December 31, and he has been making the most of his time left in power, forcing the state legislature to enact most of his budget, and vetoing out the parts he doesn’t like.

Paterson, who took over for the disgraced Eliot Spitzer in March 2008, had a rocky first two years as governor. He was plagued by scandals, and seemed to change his mind frequently, as well as his political tactics.

Lately, Paterson has been more resolute and has even pioneered new powers for a New York governor.

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Paterson Delivers Vetoes to Legislature

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Governor Paterson says he's not negotiating as he delivers vetoes to the legislature on Wednesday.

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Paterson Delivers 6,681 Vetoes, Representing $525M in Cuts

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Gov. David Paterson delivered 6,681 veto messages to the legislature on Wednesday, slashing over $500 million in spending out of the state budget.

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Paterson Practices His Penmanship with Vetoes; He’s Not Talking to Legislature 'Ever'

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Gov. David Paterson has started the lengthy process of vetoing the nearly 6,900 line items that the legislature added to their budget bills and has told them, in no uncertain terms, that he’s done negotiating.

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Paterson on the Budget, His Trip To D.C., and How He Will Sign 6,900 Vetoes

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New York Governor David Paterson sat down with WNYC's Karen DeWitt to discuss the state's delayed budget, his lobbying trip to Washington and how he expects to actually sign 6,900 vetoes of the legislature's proposed member items.

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Paterson on the Budget, His Trip to D.C., and How He Will Sign 6,900 Vetoes

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Gov. David Paterson sat down with WNYC's Karen DeWitt to discuss the state's delayed budget, his lobbying trip to Washington and how he expects to actually sign 6,900 vetoes of the legislature's proposed member items.

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NY Legislature Restores Cuts, but Paterson Wields Veto

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New York Gov. David Paterson has vetoed over $400 million in additional spending out of the legislature’s budget, saying lawmakers had engaged in “gimmicks” and “chicanery.”

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NY Legislature Rejects Governor's Bills in Special Session, Sets Up Monday Showdown Vote

Monday, June 28, 2010

Governor Paterson forced state lawmakers to come to the Capitol for a rare Sunday evening special session, but he could not make them vote on his budget proposals to end a nearly three-month stand off. Lawmakers say they will vote on their own budget plan today, and the governor says he will veto any changes to his plan.

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Legislature Restores Cuts, but Paterson Wields Veto

Monday, June 28, 2010

On Monday evening, New York Gov. David Paterson vetoed over $400 million in additional spending out of the legislature’s budget, saying lawmakers had engaged in “gimmicks” and “chicanery.”

Paterson wasted no time, wielding his veto stamp just hours after the legislature passed its own version of a major part of the ...

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As Process Drags On, Budget Discussions Move Behind Closed Doors

Thursday, June 24, 2010

The state’s protracted budget process appears to be drawing to a close, and Gov. David Paterson and legislative leaders have reverted to long-time Albany tradition. They are hashing out the most controversial portions, like new taxes, behind closed doors in three-men-in-a-room leaders meetings.

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Supreme Ct Ruling May Affect Bruno Case

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday could impact the prison sentence for New York’s former state Senate Majority Leader, Joe Bruno.

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Supreme Court Ruling Could Affect Bruno Conviction

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday could impact the prison sentence for New York’s former state Senate Majority Leader, Joe Bruno.

The Supreme Court threw out two convictions under the federal theft of honest services law, one concerning former Enron executive Jeffrey Skilling, saying the law was interpreted too ...

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After Meeting with Legislative Leaders, Paterson 'Not Particularly Optimistic'

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Gov. David Paterson once again raised the specter of a government shutdown following a private meeting with legislative leaders Tuesday, saying he feared lawmakers were not taking his June 28 budget deadline seriously enough.

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NY Lawmakers Approve Nation's Highest Tobacco Tax as Part of Emergency Budget Bill

Monday, June 21, 2010

The New York State Legislature has approved a weekly emergency spending bill to keep the government running.

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NY Lawmakers Approve Nation's Highest Tobacco Tax as Part of Emergency Budget Bill

Monday, June 21, 2010

The New York State Legislature has approved a weekly emergency spending bill to keep the government running. It includes, at the direction of Gov. David Paterson, new taxes on cigarettes and the authorization to collect taxes on tobacco sold to non-Indians on tribal lands.

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Paterson to Include Tobacco Taxes in Next Budget Extender

Friday, June 18, 2010

Gov. David Paterson plans to put new taxes on tobacco products into his latest budget extender, due to be voted on Monday.

Paterson’s budget director, Robert Megna, says the governor will ask the legislature to raise the tax on cigarettes by another $1.60 per pack, and ask for authorization to collect ...

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