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Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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, ...

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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 ...

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