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Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

Earlier Primary Could Boost Sen. Clinton, Giuliani

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

New York may join Florida, California and New Jersey by moving its presidential primary to an earlier date - February 5th. Both houses of the state legislature plan to introduce and pass legislation to do that. The change could give a boost to two current presidential candidates from New York ...

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Comptroller Vote a Blow to Spitzer

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Sheldon Silver and Joe Bruno sent New York's new governor a message yesterday: don't underestimate us. Legislators voted for one of their own to become the next State Comptroller. Governor Spitzer offered a scathing critique of their actions, and said he considered it a “turning point” in his relationship with ...

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Silver and Spitzer Locked in Comptroller Showdown

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Assembly Democrats are poised to provoke a confrontation with Governor Eliot Spitzer over the selection of a new state comptroller. Speaker Sheldon Silver says a vote could come as early as Wednesday. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

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Lieutenant Governor Paterson Intends to Play Key Policy Role

Saturday, February 03, 2007

New York’s new Lieutenant Governor, David Paterson, has not received as much attention as Governor Spitzer. But the Harlem Democrat says he intends to break the mold and play a key role in shaping policy. As Karen Dewitt reports, Paterson's most prominent task this week was adding some humor to ...

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Spitzer at Odds with Hospitals and Health Care Workers

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Governor Eliot Spitzer's health care reform plan could spark a showdown between the administration and the state's hospitals and health care workers.

Spitzer delivered a major health policy speech Friday. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

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New York Legislature Approves Mental Health Bill

Thursday, December 14, 2006

New Yorkers are one step closer to getting mental health care completely covered by insurance. The final decision is now up to Governor Pataki. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

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Pataki: Hevesi Probe May Take Longer Than Week

Monday, October 30, 2006

Governor George Pataki says it may take longer than a week for his special prosecutor to decide whether the State Senate should try to remove State Comptroller Alan Hevesi from office. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

REPORTER: Pataki responding to a State Ethics Commission's report that says the Comptroller broke the ...

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State Senate Debates Death Penalty for Cop Killers

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The New York State Senate took up the issue of imposing the death penalty for the murderers of police officers. From Albany Karen Dewitt reports.

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Stadium 'Waterloo' Decends on Albany

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

As the members of the International Olympic Committee close in on a decision for the host city of the 2012 Olympic Games, New York's bid was dealt a crippling blow yesterday. The three-person board controlled by Governor Pataki and the state's legislative leaders rejected state financing for the project.

Here's a ...

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Implications of Spending Plan

Thursday, April 14, 2005

After twenty years of vitriolic and tardy state budget fights, the dream of an on-time spending plan came true late Tuesday night for New York State.

Governor Pataki and legislative leaders agreed to add more than one billion dollars in spending on welfare services, environmental projects and economic development plans.

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Pataki Warns: Hard Work Ahead

Thursday, March 31, 2005

For the first time in 21 years, the New York State legislature met the deadline for passing a state budget. But Governor Pataki warns there is still work ahead.

Karen Dewitt has more from Albany.

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Pataki's Seven-Point Plan

Thursday, January 06, 2005

In his State of the State message, Governor George Pataki listed a seven-point plan to reform some of the dysfunction in Albany. At a rally attended by a diverse array of groups from around the state, participants say they hope the governor actually meant what he said.

Karen Dewitt has more ...

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Judge Hears Testimony of Reform of State Lobbying Laws

Tuesday, November 30, 2004

In Albany yesterday a state commission heard testimony on how to reform the state's lobbying laws. Tighter regulation and a ban on gift-giving are among the proposals on the table. Karen Dewitt has more from Albany.

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New Jersey and Albany Roundup

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

The outcome of the presidential race was predicted in New York from the beginning of the campaign. But this election became a pitted battle over change in Albany. We discuss the state Assembly and Senate races with WNYC's Albany reporter Karen DeWitt.

Also, after months of speculation that ...

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Pataki Releases Plan for Drug Law Reform

Thursday, July 17, 2003

Governor George Pataki has released a plan to reform the Rockefeller Drug Laws that he says could rapidly free thousands of prisoners sentenced to long jail terms for non-violent drug offenses. The announcement gained the Governor new support from one leader in the African-American community, the Reverend Al Sharpton, and ...

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Escalating Budget Tensions in Albany

Friday, May 02, 2003

Tensions between Governor Pataki and Republican State Senate leader Joseph Bruno are escalating with Pataki accusing the legislature of causing fiscal disaster and Bruno saying the Governor is not telling the truth. Meanwhile, the legislature is preparing to pass its final spending bills today and finish a billion-dollar aid package ...

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