Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

Goodbye Joe

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

In a surprise announcement, Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno announced that he won't seek reelection. We get reaction from Wayne Barrett of the Village Voice, Karen DeWitt, Capitol Bureau Chief for New York State Public Radio, and Frank Padavan, NY State Senator (R-11th District).

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Minor Eye Surgery for Paterson

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Gov. David Paterson is set to undergo eye surgery this afternoon. He was taken to Mount Sinai Medical Center early this morning after complaining of migraine like symptoms. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

Gov. David Paterson has been diagnosed with an acute form of glaucoma and ...


State Headed in to Economic Downturn

Friday, May 02, 2008

Budget analysts for Governor Paterson say New York is entering a recession which should continue into early 2009, and it could be a longer and deeper downturn than any national recession.

REPORTER: State Budget Director Laura Anglin says the recession could be “severe” but short.

ANGLIN: First ...


Paterson Calls Budget Negotiations Too Secretive

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Gov. David Paterson wants the legislature to work all weekend if necessary to finalize an overdue state budget. But lawmakers adjourned Friday without scheduling a time to return before Monday. Both Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver say members are available ...


Budget Talks Stall Over Congestion Pricing

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Budget talks stalled as Albany grappled with the issue of congestion pricing. Assembly Democrats were in closed-door talks that could last through the weekend, with any action scheduled for Monday. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

REPORTER: Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says his democratic members that live ...


Budget Late in Albany

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Seems like old times in Albany - the budget is late and people are complaining that the negotiations are too secretive. Legislative leaders say the budget should be done by the end of the week.

One significant part of the state budget has been approved - ...


State Budget Goes Down to the Wire

Monday, March 31, 2008

Gov. David Paterson and state lawmakers are racing toward the April 1 deadline for the state budget, printing bills and holding nearly round the clock meetings. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

Not all of the details in the new budget have been nailed down or publicly ...


Lawmakers Work Weekend to Complete Budget

Saturday, March 29, 2008

The state legislature is working through the weekend to try to get a budget done before the April 1 deadline. As Karen DeWitt reports, lawmakers have been distracted with the resignation of Gov. Eliot Spitzer and the inauguration of a new governor.

Gov. David Paterson has ...


Paterson Weighs Giving Spitzer E-mails to DA

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Gov. David Paterson is weighing whether to turn over to Albany County District Attorney David Soares the e-mails of his predecessor, Eliot Spitzer. Soares requested the correspondence, after reports indicated that Spitzer was deeply involved in the scheme to use troopers to discredit Senate Leader ...


David Paterson Rushes to Prepare Transition

Friday, March 14, 2008

David Paterson's humor was on display yesterday when he held his first press conference since the Spitzer scandal made him the the governor-to-be.

Here's how he responded when asked by a reporter if he'd ever patronized a prostitute.

PATERSON: Only the lobbyists...

REPORTER: That was just one of ...


Residents, Lawmakers React to Spitzer Resignation

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Lawmakers at the State Capitol say they're focused on going forward with the soon-to-be Gov. David Paterson. He takes over during what is always a hectic time in Albany, with a budget due by the end of the month. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

As it ...


Spitzer Vows to Meet Lawmakers with an Open Hand

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Governor Spitzer delivered his 2nd annual State of the State address to the legislature yesterday.

He told lawmakers he would meet them with “an open hand” and “an open door” and he tried to make amends for the rocky start he got off to. Karen DeWitt ...


Two Spitzer Aides Get Subpoenas in Trooper Probe

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Two top aides of Governor Spitzer have been subpoenad by the State Senate Investigations Committee, as part of the ongoing probe into the alleged misuse of state police by those aides. Karen Dewitt reports from Albany.

DEWITT: Senate investigation's chair George Winner says the committee issued ...


Fewer Adults Going for College Degrees

Monday, August 13, 2007

Fewer adult New Yorkers are bettering themselves by getting a college degree, and experts say that could further hasten the decline of the state’s economy. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

REPORTER: The study by the Skylar Center, an anti-poverty group, found that there's been a 20-percent ...


Governor Spitzer Continues to Apologize

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Governor Spitzer is continuing what some have dubbed his “mea culpa tour,” traveling the state to take responsibility for his role in his aides’ misuse of the state police. Yesterday the governor spoke at the Chautauqua Institute in Western New York. Karen DeWitt has more.


Return to Albany

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

New York State Senator Dean Skelos, Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, and Capitol Bureau Chief for New York State Public Radio Karen DeWitt talk about the latest developments with congestion pricing and the substance behind the Spitzer-Bruno spat.

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Spitzer Calls for Bruno Flight Inquiry

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Governor Spitzer has ordered investigators to review Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno's use of the state helicopter. Over the weekend, a newspaper reported that Bruno had used the official aircraft to travel to campaign fundraisers. Karen Dewitt reports from Albany.


Spitzer Doesn’t Think Empire State is Ready for Gay Marriage

Monday, April 23, 2007

Governor Eliot Spitzer says he will introduce a bill before the end of the legislative session to legalize gay marriage. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

REPORTER: Spitzer did not list legalizing gay marriage as one of his top priorities of the end of the legislative session when ...


Top Judge Threatens Suit Over Salaries

Monday, April 09, 2007

New York’s top judge is threatening to sue the governor and legislature over their failure to provide pay raises for state judges in the recently approved state budget. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

REPORTER: The Chief Judge of the State Court of Appeals, Judith Kay condemned ...


Negotiations Ahead for Budget

Thursday, March 29, 2007

Governor Spitzer has released the details of the budget agreement reached with the legislature, but says a lot needs to be resolved before Saturday's deadline. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.