Karen DeWitt appears in the following:
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith says his democratic members are preparing to discuss whether to tax New York's wealthiest residents. Karen DeWitt has more from Albany.
REPORTER: There are two bills circulating among senate majority democrats that would increase income taxes on the wealthy. One with 18 sponsors would institute new ...
Wednesday, February 04, 2009
New York State is back in black for the time being. Governor Paterson announced the legislature passed a bill that will close the $1.6 billion budget gap and balance the books for the current fiscal year. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.
REPORTER: Governor Paterson and Democratic legislative leaders agreed to close ...
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
Lawmakers in Albany are tight-lipped about potential budget cuts they'll need to make this week to close the state's $1.5 billion gap. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.
REPORTER: The legislature is working towards a self-imposed deadline of later this week, after Governor Paterson rescinded his request that the gap be closed ...
Thursday, January 08, 2009
New York Democrats are celebrating now that they've elected a state senate leader and officially take control of the legislature for the first time in nearly four decades. Karen DeWitt has more from Albany.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
After nearly 10 months in office, Governor Paterson gets to deliver his first State of the State address later today. As Karen DeWitt reports, the speech may give the governor a chance to discuss something other than the budget deficits he’s focused on for the past few months.
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
It looks like Queens Democrat Malcolm Smith will get to call himself state senate majority leader. After weeks of wrangling with three dissident Democrats, Smith has gotten his party to coalesce around him for the post. Karen DeWitt has this update from Albany.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
In 2008, David Paterson became New York's first African-American and legally blind governor when the previous governor, Eliot Spitzer, resigned amid a sex scandal. Karen DeWitt takes a look back on Paterson's eventful first nine months in office.
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Saying New York faces the “worst economic crisis since the Great Depression,” Governor Paterson released a $121 billion budget yesterday that slashes spending for health care and education and proposes a wide array of new fees. Karen DeWitt has the details from Albany.
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
Queens State Senator Malcolm Smith is refusing to confirm the new roles the so-called Gang of Three will play when the Democrats take control of the Senate next month...even though the trio has been discussing their new jobs with the media for days. Smith, the leader of Senate Democrats, dodged ...
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Emergency food providers say they're still holding out hope that Gov. Paterson will increase welfare benefits as more people show up hungry. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
For more than a month, New York lawmakers in Albany were bracing themselves for a brutal, budget-cutting session. But the governor called it off when it became clear he'd get no cooperation from key lawmakers. Karen DeWitt has more from Albany.
Friday, November 14, 2008
New York State lawmakers plan to return to Albany for Tuesday's special legislative session to deal with the budget deficit, but it’s uncertain just what they'll actually accomplish. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.
REPORTER: Senate Republicans have already rejected Paterson's appeal for mid-year school aid cuts, and they say they'd like ...
Friday, October 24, 2008
New York's State Comptroller says an audit of the state Thruway Authority has found that it’s difficult to determine whether a controversial toll hike is really justified. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.
REPORTER: When the Thruway Authority announced a 10 percent toll hike, which took effect in January, it said it ...
Thursday, October 23, 2008
Lawyers for Governor Paterson’s chief of staff say he suffered from a unique condition that prevented him from paying his taxes for four years. Karen DeWitt has more from Albany.
Thursday, September 04, 2008
In St. Paul, former State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno livened up the New York delegation, when he gave a speech comparing Barack Obama to his former rival Eliot Spitzer. Karen Dewitt has more:
Bruno told the delegation that people should beware of articulate charismatic candidates with Hollywood style ads on ...
Wednesday, September 03, 2008
New York's former governor, George Pataki, took a shot at Barack Obama and bolstered support for the McCain-Palin ticket, during a breakfast with the Ohio delegation. Reporter Karen DeWitt has more from the Republican National Convention.
DEWITT: Pataki told the Ohio delegates that McCain and V.P. candidate Sarah Palin are the ...
Monday, September 01, 2008
New York’s delegation mingled at a low key reception in St. Paul. But like everyone else, they were preoccupied with news of Hurricane Gustav and what it might mean for their political gathering.
New York Delegates like those from the rest of the nation were subdued at the start of what ...
Thursday, August 28, 2008
As Democrats prepare to hear the acceptance speech of their historic presidential nominee, Barack Obama, Gov. David Paterson reflected at a meeting with delegates on how far African Americans have come in his lifetime. Karen DeWitt reports.
Holding signs saying "We love our Gov," Gov. David Paterson was given a standing ...
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
At the Democratic National Convention, New York Senator Hillary Clinton has delivered a call for unity behind Barack Obama. And it was a poignant moment for New York delegates who heard her speak yesterday. Karen DeWitt reports from Denver.
Monday, August 25, 2008
At the Democratic National Convention in Denver, New York’s top politicians gather for four days of receptions, speech making, and hopefully, they say, political unity. Karen Dewitt reports.