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Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

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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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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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