Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

NY Senate Leader Proposes Outside Income Ban for Lawmakers

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Sen. Jeff Klein (D) says he's stepping down from the law firm he co-founded in order to set an example.


NY Senate Democrats Push Their Version of Ethics Reforms

Monday, February 09, 2015

Some of them would directly address problems that led to the arrest of Sheldon Silver, the former assembly speaker.


Cuomo to Lawmakers: Pass Ethics Reform or No Budget

Monday, February 02, 2015

The governor made the ultimatum as he unveiled his own 5-point ethics reform plan.

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The New Third Man in A Room In Albany

Monday, February 02, 2015

Bronx Assemblyman Carl Heastie is poised to succeed Sheldon Silver as Assembly Speaker. We'll find out more about him and how he got to be next in line. 

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Democrats Say Silver Will Relinquish Speakership

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Assembly's Majority Leader is to take up the post temporarily until Democrats elect a new Speaker on Feb. 10.


The Rise to Power of Sheldon Silver

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Who is Sheldon Silver — and how did he become one of the "Three Men in a Room" who run New York State?


Cuomo Expected to Tackle Teacher Evaluations, Charter Schools

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said his State of the State speech will include fixes to the teacher evaluation system so that good teachers are rewarded and bad teachers are shown the door. 
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Cuomo Is Open to Pay Raise for Lawmakers, with Strings Attached

Monday, January 19, 2015

The governor says he wants to appoint a commission to consider raises based on how much outside income lawmakers earn.


Rally to Fund Schools Draws Hundreds to Albany

Monday, January 12, 2015

Public school education groups and unions rallied in Albany on the same day supporters of charter schools pressed their own cause.
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Hours After Son's Inauguration, Mario Cuomo Dies at 82

Thursday, January 01, 2015

The three-term governor of New York died on the same day his son, Andrew, paid tribute to him during his inaugural address in New York City.

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Cuomo Letter Outlines 'Aggressive' Education Plans, Seeks Input from State Leaders

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo questioned the credibility of the teacher evaluation system, after only 1 percent of teachers received the lowest possible ratings.
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Panel Says Cuomo Administration Hushed Tappan Zee Loan Discussions

Thursday, November 20, 2014

A state watchdog board charges that the governor's appointees ignored a warning letter and held discussions in private.


Schools Group Calls on New York Lawmakers to Up Funding By $2 Bln

Thursday, November 13, 2014

State coffers are flush. The economy has rebounded from the Great Recession. That's why a statewide group of educators and parents says it's time to give more money to the schools. 
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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 S...