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Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

NY State Budget Director: Cash Crisis 'Unprecedented'

Friday, April 09, 2010

The state’s budget director says New York is facing an "unprecedented" cash flow problem, and he says if there’s no budget in place in six weeks, delaying payments to schools and others won’t be enough to stave off a financial crash.

Gov. David Paterson’s budget director, Bob Megna, a 32-year veteran ...

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Paterson Withholds State Employee Raises

Friday, April 09, 2010

New York lawmakers are not happy with Governor Paterson’s latest emergency spending bill which holds back raises for state workers. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

REPORTER: State workers, under terms of their contracts agreed to with Governor Paterson, were supposed to receive a 4 percent raise in their paychecks next week. ...

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Paterson Seeks Second Budget Extension

Thursday, April 08, 2010

With the New York state budget a week overdue Governor David Paterson says he's issuing another round of emergency spending measures.

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Paterson to Issue Second Budget Extender

Thursday, April 08, 2010

With the New York State budget a week overdue Governor Paterson says he's issuing another round of emergency spending measures. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

REPORTER: Paterson says, with no budget agreement in the foreseeable future, he's working on another bare bones budget extender to take the state through the remainder ...

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Paterson Seeks Wage Freeze from Public Workers

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Asks public employees to forego a 4% raise, which takes effect today.

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On Eve of New Fiscal Year, Paterson Urges the Public to Lobby Lawmakers for More Cuts

Thursday, April 01, 2010

On this first day of the fiscal year, Governor Paterson is urging New Yorkers to lobby their lawmakers to approve the now overdue state budget.

The Senate and Assembly have left Albany for a more than week long holiday break. Governor David Paterson in a statement to T.V. and radio stations ...

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Paterson Delays Some School Aid While Legislators Inch Toward Budget Deal

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Gov. David Paterson has once again put off some payments that the state owes to schools, citing lack of money.

Paterson, who originally included the school aid money in emergency spending bills approved by the legislature, now says he's going to withhold $2.1 billion in school aid payments after all, due ...

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State Senate Passes Emergency Budget Measures and Takes Recess

Monday, March 29, 2010

The State Senate passed bills to keep the state running through April 14, then left for a holiday recess. That means the state budget will once again be late.

The Senate was scheduled to be on break for the Passover and Easter holidays, but had to postpone the vote on the ...

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Paterson Predicts Budget Will Be Late, Says Will OK Austerity Spending

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Governor Paterson says it looks like the state budget will once again be late. If that's the case, he'll have to take drastic steps to keep the state running after April 1st. Karen DeWitt has more from Albany.

REPORTER: Both the Assembly and Senate have now released their versions of the ...

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NY Senate Democrats Offer $136B Budget

Monday, March 22, 2010

Senate Democrats have approved their version of the state budget. It includes deep spending cuts first proposed by Gov. David Paterson, but refrains from imposing taxes proposed by the governor, including those on soda pop and cigarettes.

The Senate Democrats’ proposal accepts many of the deep spending cuts proposed by Paterson, ...

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Levy Launches Run for Governor

Friday, March 19, 2010

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy made it official today -– he’s switching from the Democratic Party to become a Republican and run for governor.

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Suffolk's Levy Announces Gubernatorial Run, as a Republican

Friday, March 19, 2010

Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy made it official today -– he’s switching from the Democratic Party to become a Republican and run for governor, he says, as a change agent.

Levy, the Suffolk County Executive from Eastern Long Island, used the State Capitol as a backdrop when he signed papers officially ...

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Paterson Signs Bill on End of Life Health Care

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Gov. David Paterson signed into law reforms that will make it easier for New Yorkers to make end of life decisions for their loved ones.

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Paterson Signs Health Bill But Still Wrangles Over Budget

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Gov. David Paterson signed into law reforms that will make it easier for New Yorkers to make end of life decisions for their loved ones.

The governor says the new law gives close friends or family members the legal authority to make medical treatment decisions when a person is incapacitated, even ...

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State Denies Gaming License to AEG

Friday, March 12, 2010

Aqueduct Entertainment Group is the latest company to be denied a license to operate gambling machines at the Aqueduct racetrack in Queens. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

REPORTER: The controversial company is the focus of a federal investigation and two major partners have already withdrawn: The former congressman and Queens Minster ...

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Cuomo Appoints Kaye as Independent Counsel in Paterson Probes

Friday, March 12, 2010

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has appointed former Court of Appeals Chief Judge Judith Kaye as an independent counsel to oversee two criminal investigations into the Paterson Administration. One concerns allegations that Governor Paterson participated in a cover up of a domestic violence incident concerning a top aid. The other stems ...

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Cuomo Appoints Former Judge in Paterson Investigation

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Attorney General Andrew Cuomo has appointed former Court of Appeals Chief Judge Judith Kaye as an independent counsel to oversee two criminal investigations into the Paterson Administration. One concerns allegations that Gov. David Paterson participated in a cover up of a domestic violence incident involving a top aid. The other ...

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Ravitch Presents His State Budget Plan

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch on Wednesday formally presented his five-year plan to bail out the state, saying the proposal is much more than just authorization to borrow more money.

The lieutenant governor’s bailout plan would allow the state to borrow up to $2 billion a year for the next several years, ...

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Lt. Gov. Ravitch Working on State Borrowing Bailout Plan

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Lieutenant Gov. Richard Ravitch has been quietly presenting a plan to state lawmakers to have New York borrow its way out of severe multi-billion dollar budget shortfalls predicted for the next several years.

The plan, according to legislative leaders who have been briefed on some of the details, would be similar ...

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Paterson's Director of Communications Resigns

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Gov. David Paterson’s director of communications has resigned, saying he can no longer "in good conscience" continue working for the governor.

"I have been honored to serve the people of New York during a difficult time in our state’s history," Peter Kauffmann said in a statement. "As a former officer in ...

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