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°F The heat continues, with highs expected to hit the lower 90s. Hear what this means for four very different New Yorkers.

Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

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 ...

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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 ...

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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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