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Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

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 ...

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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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Paterson Proposes $775M in Health-Care Cuts

Friday, June 04, 2010

Gov. David Paterson, following through with his threat to take budget matters into his own hands, is proposing $775 million in health-care cuts and savings as part of his latest emergency spending bills.

Earlier this week, Paterson announced he'd try to implement his budget cuts through ...

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Paterson Rachets Up Pressure on Lawmakers to Pass Budget

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

New York Gov. David Paterson says he’ll take action to close the state’s budget deficit by passing weekly emergency spending extenders if the legislature does not pass a state budget. The budget is more than two months overdue.

Gov. Paterson says if lawmakers don’t figure out ...

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Governor Plans to Proceed with Layoff Plan

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Gov. David Paterson confirms he’s planning to lay off thousands of state workers in a plan that would likely occur after January 1, 2011, when Paterson is no longer in office. The state is once again out of money and has to delay payments to ...

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Judge Dismisses Paterson's Furlough Proposal

Friday, May 28, 2010

A federal Judge sided with state worker unions today, and against New York Governor David Paterson, when he threw out Gov. Paterson's proposed plan for one-day-a-week furloughs for state workers.

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Judge Dismisses Paterson's Furlough Proposal

Friday, May 28, 2010

A federal judge sided with state worker unions today, and against New York Governor David Paterson, when he threw out Gov. Paterson's proposed plan for one-day-a-week furloughs for state workers.

Judge Lawrence Kahn ruled Paterson's furlough proposal would be put permanently on hold ...

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Cuomo Receives Party Nomination: Calls to Clean Up Albany

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo received his party’s nomination for governor at the Democratic convention Thursday. He promised to restore public trust in government, which he says is sorely lacking.

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Cuomo Receives Party Nomination

Thursday, May 27, 2010

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo received his party's nomination for the Democratic convention today.

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Paterson Bill Would Open Parks, But at a Cost

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Gov. David Paterson's proposal to keep all New York's 213 parks and historic sites funded and open starting Memorial Day weekend has hit resistance from lawmakers and environmentalists because it's embedded in a broader measure to reduce dedicated environmental spending.

Paterson initially said the bill would ...

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Paterson Meets With Legislative Leaders About Budget, Parks

Monday, May 24, 2010

Gov. David Paterson met with legislative leaders to try to come to agreement on the long overdue state budget, but much of the discussion focused on a small yet important portion of the budget: how to open state parks. There’s a yawning $9.2 billion gap in ...

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No Plans Yet to Reopen State Parks

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

With the budget in Albany nearly seven weeks late, state parks will remain closed. Governor Paterson has told legislative leaders that he has no plans to put extra funds in future emergency spending measures to reopen the 55 parks and historic sites closed this week.

Governor ...

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New York Parks Now On Most Endangered Historic Places List

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

New York's parks now have the dubious distinction of a listing on a national preservation group’s register of endangered sites. That’s due to the closings of several dozen parks and historic sites by Gov. David Paterson because of the state's budget crisis.

Wendy Nicholas with the National ...

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Paterson, Silver Disagree Over School Budgets

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

School districts across New York State are holding budget votes today, and top state officials are already predicting the outcome.

Governor Paterson, who slashed school spending in his state budget plan, predicts that the majority of school budget will be defeated because he says the public ...

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As Budget Battle Drags On, Paterson Steps Up Pressure

Monday, May 17, 2010

The state budget is now more than six weeks late, with no settlement in sight. Gov. David Paterson is trying to step up the pressure, meeting with Assembly Democrats behind closed doors, announcing a public leader’s meeting, and opening the door to the possibility of state ...

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Paterson to Ask for Delay in School Aid

Friday, May 14, 2010

Gov. David Paterson will ask the legislature to allow him to delay around $1.5 billion dollars due to schools June 1, saying the state does not have enough cash on hand to afford the payment. Paterson’s budget director, Robert Megna, says the governor will send ...

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Judge Issues TRO Against NYS Furloughs

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Those one-day-a-week furloughs of state workers Governor Paterson wanted to impose next week won't be happening. A federal judge has issued a temporary restraining order against the plan. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

REPORTER: In the order Judge Lawrence Khan says that any future emergency spending ...

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