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Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

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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In Budget Clashes, Paterson Using 'Dramatic New Tool'

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Gov. David Paterson’s bold initiative to include spending cuts and other budget items in his weekly emergency extenders has paid off, so far. He’s forced legislators to either approve his plans or risk shutting down the government altogether.

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Paterson Sets a Deadline for Budget

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Gov. David Paterson has set a date for the late state budget to get done: June 28. He says if lawmakers don’t agree by then, he’ll force them to adopt the remainder of his spending plan, with school aid cuts and new taxes, in an emergency spending bill.

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Section by Section, Paterson Looks to Advance State Budget

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Gov. David Paterson says he hopes to advance the state budget and avoid another government shutdown show down by releasing more segments of his budget later this week and asking the legislature to approve them before Friday.

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Albany Averts Shutdown in Final Hour

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The New York Legislature passed an emergency spending bill Monday night that gives the state enough money to keep running - and averted a government shutdown.

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Republicans Claim Albany Shut Down Today Unlikely

Monday, June 14, 2010

Republican senators say government will not be shut down when the state’s temporary budget extenders expire later today, and indicate that they will provide enough votes to help Democrats keep things running.

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Republicans Claim Albany Shut Down Unlikely

Monday, June 14, 2010

Republican senators say government will not be shut down when the state’s temporary budget extenders expire later today, and indicate that they will provide enough votes to help Democrats keep things running.

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Paterson Releases Latest Emergency Budget Bill

Friday, June 11, 2010

Gov. David Paterson and his budget staff released the latest budget extender late Friday. They say they hope they’ve crafted a measure that would have enough support to pass in the state Senate and avoid a government shutdown Monday night.

As part of the negotiations to craft the 11th weekly budget ...

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'A Crazy Way to Do a State Budget'

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

When the state legislature approved 40 percent of the state budget Monday night in the form of an emergency extender, supporters said it was a desperate measure for desperate times. But critics say it’s the wrong way to do a budget, even in the midst of a crisis.

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NY Lawmakers Pass Emergency Spending Bill

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The New York State legislature has passed $385 million in health care cuts and millions more in savings as part of emergency spending measures to keep the government running.

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Lawmakers Approve Emergency Spending Bill with $385M in Health Care Cuts

Monday, June 07, 2010

The New York State legislature has passed around $385 million in health care cuts and savings as part of emergency spending measures to keep the government running.

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