Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

Tri-State Results

Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Cuomo and Booker cruise; Grimm wins; and Dan Malloy is still waiting. A tri-state panel of reporters breaks down last night's local races.

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Cuomo Outlines State's Ebola Plan

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state officials have identified eight hospitals as Ebola care centers.


From Afghanistan, Cuomo Pledges 'Most Sophisticated' Security for NY

Sunday, September 28, 2014

The governor continued to meet with military and intelligence officials in Afghanistan on Sunday.

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Cuomo Calls Moreland Commission 'Phenomenal Success'

Monday, July 28, 2014

Cuomo said the commission provided the “stimulus” to pass a new ethics bill.

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Moreland Commission and More

Monday, July 28, 2014

Karen DeWitt, capital bureau chief for New York State Public Radio, talks about the continuing fallout from the governor's interactions with the Moreland Commission and how it might play out with state elections this fall.

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Panel Cuts Down Cuomo's Request for Tappan Zee Money

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Environmentalists argued bridge project items didn't qualify for financing from state fund. 

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A Reunion for Senate Democrats in Albany?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

In a move that could shift the balance of power in Albany, two Democratic factions in the State Senate say they are joining to form what could be a strong Democratic Majority in the Senate. That could leave Republicans, who up until now have ruled the chamber in a coalition government, out of power


New York to Allow Limited Medical Marijuana

Thursday, June 19, 2014


The medical marijuana will not be allowed to be smoked. And the legislation would not take effect for at least 18 months.

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Cuomo Approves Bills to Combat Heroin, but not Medical Marijuana

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


Cuomo says the government shouldn't create a pathway for marijuana.

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Cuomo Happy to Gain WFP Endorsement

Sunday, June 01, 2014


Support from the Working Families Party came in a messy convention vote that stretched to late Saturday night.


NY Senate Will Determine Fate of Medical Marijuana

Sunday, June 01, 2014


The state assembly has already approved a bill. It's up the state senate to act next.


NY Senate Task Force Moves to Attack Heroin Epidemic

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The bills would require schools to carry supplies of a drug used to treat heroin overdoses; require better management of patients treated for drug addiction; and convert some recently closed state prisons to treatment centers.


Cuomo Looks Upstate for Running Mate

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

New York's governor has picked former congresswoman Kathy Hochul to be his lieutenant governor, as a new poll shows Cuomo continues to face a threat from the left.


New Head of StateTeachers Union Seeks Greater Political Clout

Monday, April 07, 2014

There’s a big change in New York's largest teacher’s union. This weekend NYSUT members elected Karen Magee as president after months of unrest over the state’s flawed roll-out of the Common Core learning standards. 

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Public Campaign Financing Test Has Serious Flaws, Comptroller Says

Monday, March 31, 2014

Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says a test public finance campaign might be unworkable.


NY Lawmakers Reach Budget Deal with Pre-K Funds for NYC

Saturday, March 29, 2014

The budget includes a multi-step plan that could reduce property taxes, $340 million dollars for schools to expand pre-K programs, and a limited test program for public campaign financing.


Cuomo, Lawmakers Adopt Limited Public Campaign Finance for State Comptroller's Race

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Governor Cuomo and state lawmakers have agreed to a very limited form of campaign finance reform in the state budget, which would only apply to the State Comptroller’s race.


Advocates spent a million dollars on television ads and countless hours lobbying and holding demonstrations in favor of adopting a ...


Still No NYS Budget Deal, Despite Friday Goal

Friday, March 28, 2014

some sticking points: public campaign financing and pre-kindergarten funding.

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NY State Budget Deal Expected Friday

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Legislative leaders said a final state budget deal could happen Friday. They need a deal by midday in order to deliver an on-time budget when the fiscal year ends on Monday.

Jeff Klein, Senate co-leader and leader of the Independent Democrats said they were close to an agreement but are ...


Dispute Ends Budget Meeting in Albany

Monday, March 24, 2014

Tensions ran high at a closed door meeting with Gov. Andrew Cuomo.