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Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

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REPORTER: The controversial company is the focus of a federal investigation and two major partners have already withdrawn: The former congressman and Queens Minster ...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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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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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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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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In Albany, Questions Remain About Whether Paterson Can Govern

Monday, March 01, 2010

Now that Gov. David Paterson is no longer seeking election to a four-year term, questions linger over the weakened chief executive’s ability to govern effectively, as the state faces a multibillion-dollar deficit, and a looming budget deadline.

Paterson released some of the pressure out of the valve when he announced he ...

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'Accumulation of Obstacles' Derailed Paterson

Friday, February 26, 2010

Gov. David Paterson, facing a growing scandal over an alleged domestic violence incident concerning a top aide, has announced he won’t be seeking election for governor after all. The governor says he is not resigning, and intends to serve out his term in office.

Paterson, sounding strong and deliberative, and with ...

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Reports Say Paterson May Not Run For Governor

Friday, February 26, 2010

New York’s political world was thrown into deeper chaos as the Associated Press reported, using sources in Washington, that the beleaguered Gov. David Paterson would announce that he is dropping out of the race for governor.

Gov. Paterson’s campaign was already on life support, he was suffering from chronically low poll ...

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Domestic Abuse Case Raises Questions in Albany

Thursday, February 25, 2010

A woman recently testified against a close aide of Governor Paterson, saying the aide physically abused her. Gov. Paterson suspended the aide and asked for a state investigation into the abuse allegations. However, the timeline of events shows that the woman says she was pressured by the State Police and even received a phone call from the governor himself.

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Paterson Suspends Aide, Calls for Probe

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Governor Paterson says he's suspended a close aide and asked for an investigation by Attorney General Andrew Cuomo. The request follows an article in today's New York Times which raises questions about the governor and state police intervening in a domestic abuse case involving the aide.

Our Albany reporter Karen DeWitt ...

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Pay Freeze for Judges Violates Constitution, Court Rules

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New York's Court of Appeals has ruled that the state legislature erred when it declined to give judges a pay raise.

The legislature has not approved a pay hike for state lawmakers in a dozen years and has also refrained from giving judges a raise, following a tradition of linking any ...

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Paterson Kicks off Campaign

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Trailing in the polls and facing the prospect of a primary challenge from Andrew Cuomo, Governor Paterson formally launched his election campaign Saturday. He began with a speech on Long Island at his law school alma mater, Hofstra University, and then made stops in Rochester and Buffalo. Karen DeWitt reports.

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Governor: NY Deficit Balloons to $8.2B

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Gov. David Paterson says New York's deficit has grown to $8.2 billion, and he says he’ll present lawmakers with new plans to balance the budget next week.

Paterson says a larger than expected decline in Wall Street earnings and higher than anticipated Medicaid costs contributed to the new deficit. Just before ...

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Governor Vetoes Ethics Bill, Says It Does Not Go Far Enough

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Gov. David Paterson vetoed the legislature's package of ethics reform, saying it "does not go far enough in addressing the corrosive effects of outside influence and internal decay," that he says plagues "Planet Albany".

Earlier in the day, the governor spoke of his concerns about the bills.

"I think we can do ...

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Paterson Says Drumbeat for Him to Exit Race Smacks of "Orchestration"

Friday, January 22, 2010

Gov. David Paterson says despite growing calls for him to not seek a full term he’s staying in the race.

Republican Scott Brown's upset win in the Massachusetts Senate race has led to a drumbeat of Democrats calling for Paterson, who is underfunded and struggling with low poll ratings, to step ...

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