Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

In Albany, Republicans Eye Greater Influence in Legislature

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.


Poll: Voters Have High Hopes for Cuomo

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.

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Control of New York Senate Still Unresolved

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

It could be weeks, if not months before its known which party controls the State Senate. Democrats, who are trailing in two of three disputed races, have requested a detailed recount in districts in Buffalo and on Long Island.


Governor-Elect Cuomo Lays Out Transition Plan

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Following a meeting with current governor David Paterson Thursday, Governor-elect Andrew Cuomo said he will be naming a transition team within days and will begin an inventory tour of state facilities.

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Paterson Suggests Ways to Close New Budget Deficit

Thursday, November 04, 2010

In the midst of a busy election day, more bad news about New York state's budget was overshadowed. Governor David Paterson’s budget director Robert Megna said a new $315 million budget gap has opened up midway through the fiscal year. He said it’s largely due to the continuing recession, which has created lower than expected tax collection revenues and higher spending on Medicaid and other social services due to higher unemployment rates.

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Paterson to Layoff 898 State Workers Before Year's End

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Governor David Paterson says 898 state workers will receive layoff notices, a move that has angered unions that didn't expect job losses before the end of the year. Paterson says the layoffs will be concentrated in several agencies, including the Departments of Corrections and Parks and the State Police.

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Paterson to Layoff 898 State Workers Before End of Year

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Governor David Paterson says 898 state workers will receive layoff notices, a move that has angered unions that didn't expect job losses before the end of the year.

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Candididates Claim Comptroller's Fight: Albany Insider v. Wall Street Titan

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The campaign for state comptroller has focused on two images that New Yorkers seem to like the least these days -- Albany's corrupt political culture and Wall Street titans. Both candidates in the race are tarring one another with these associations.


Candidates Take Shots in AG Debate

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Candidates for Attorney General of New York Eric Schneiderman and Dan Donovan squared off in a debate held Monday at WAMC public radio studios and co-sponsored by the Albany Times Union.


Environmental Groups Protest DEC Commissioner's Dismissal

Friday, October 22, 2010

Environmental groups are calling on Gov. David Paterson to reinstate his Environmental Commissioner, Alexander "Pete" Grannis. He was fired yesterday, after a memo critical of the governor's plans for his agency was leaked.

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NY Gubernatorial Candidates Debate

Monday, October 18, 2010

Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo and Republican Carl Paladino did not engage one another during a wide ranging televised debate that included all seven candidates in the race.


Gubernatorial Candidates Face Off in Wide-Ranging Debate

Monday, October 18, 2010

Major party candidates for Governor Andrew Cuomo and Carl Paladino did not engage one another during a televised debate, that included all seven candidates in the race. They also mostly ignored numerous jabs from the five minor party candidates who were also present on the debate stage.

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Government Reform Groups Have Hope for Redistricting Changes

Monday, October 04, 2010

Government reform groups say the next election cycle presents the best chance yet for redistricting reform that they say would put an end to gerrymandered state legislative districts.


Siena Poll Finds NY Democrats Close to Losing Senate

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The first poll to look at statewide Senate races finds that Democrats may be struggling to retain their hold on the State Senate in November.


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.


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.”


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.


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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