Karen DeWitt appears in the following:
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
A state ethics board has denied requests from groups on both sides of the abortion debate to keep private their donor lists.
The groups, including the pro-choice Family Planning Advocates and the Christian conservative New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms, had argued that making public their donor lists could pose a ...
Sunday, January 26, 2014
Many of the major components in Cuomo’s budget, including universal pre-kindergarten and business tax cuts, take three-to-four years to be fully phased in. Even the property tax freeze is a multi-year proposal.
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
The governor proposes something for everyone in an election year budget ... though not what New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio was asking for.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Good government groups said they are pleased that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo would put money in his new state budget to fund the public financing of campaigns, as well as money for better enforcement of existing campaign laws.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Thirty reform groups have written to Governor Andrew Cuomo, requesting that the new state budget plan he unveils on Tuesday include funds for campaign finance reform.
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
After Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson was convicted on bribery charges Monday, his seat became the 11th vacancy at the New York State legislature.
Monday, January 13, 2014
On the first formal day of the legislative session Monday, Assemblyman Eric Stevenson was convicted of bribery by a federal jury after he took $20,000 from adult day care developers in exchange for promising favorable legislation.
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Taxes, pot, and airports should all feature prominently in the governor's address. Watch it live here.
Monday, January 06, 2014
The governor is seeking to cut or freeze taxes for many New Yorkers.
Wednesday, December 25, 2013
With winter officially here, New York’s food pantries and soup kitchens are feeling the strain of feeding the hungry, especially after two key benefit cuts form the federal government.
Friday, December 20, 2013
State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says he’ll need to see more details and end of the calendar year state revenue figures before deciding whether the state can afford $2 billion in new tax cuts that Governor Andrew Cuomo is likely to propose.
Thursday, December 19, 2013
An audit by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli finds a pattern of state workers double dipping at state agencies and authorities.
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
A bankrupt energy company is suing the Cuomo Administration over the long-delayed decision on whether to allow hydro fracking in New York. The company's attorney said the action was prompted by remarks made by Governor Cuomo’s health commissioner earlier this week.
Monday, December 16, 2013
Governor Andrew Cuomo says he may not decide whether the state should go ahead with hydro fracking for natural gas until after the November 2014 elections.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a Democrat, said he's encouraged by one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's tax commission proposals — to enact a circuit-breaker mechanism limiting the amount of property taxes paid by lower income New Yorkers. But he said he doesn't want to sacrifice money for schools in order to pay for tax cuts.
Monday, December 09, 2013
Gov. Andrew Cuomo's commission to study tax cuts missed the deadline to report its findings by Dec. 6, after controversy over former Gov. George Pataki’s desire to cut income taxes for all wage earners, including the wealthy.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Monday, December 02, 2013
Governor Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission issued a scathing report Monday evening that criticizes what the commission says is Albany’s culture of corruption and recommends numerous reforms.
Monday, November 25, 2013
Governor Andrew Cuomo is critical of state lawmakers who are fighting subpoenas that would force legislators to reveal their outside business with legal clients.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
New York Education Commissioner John King faced tough questioning by both liberal and conservative members of the Assembly at Wednesday's hearing about student privacy concerns.