Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

Is the Moreland Commission Going to Really End Corruption?

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Karen DeWitt, Capitol bureau chief for New York State Public Radio, discusses the recommendations of the Moreland Commission to combat public corruption in Albany. 

Then Richard Brodsky, senior fellow at Demos and former New York State assemblyman (D-Westchester), discusses political corruption in Albany.

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Public Corruption Commission Recommends Statewide Campaign Financing, Other Reforms

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.


Cuomo Criticizes State Lawmakers for Fighting Subpoenas

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.


King Faces Bipartisan Grilling Over Student Privacy Concerns

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.

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Landowners To File Lawsuit Against Fracking Delays

Sunday, November 17, 2013

A landowners group says it intends to file a lawsuit against what it says are the Cuomo Administration’s unreasonable delays on hydro fracking before the end of the year.

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Senators Hear Complaints About Common Core

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

At a Senate hearing on the state’s new Common Core educational standards, teachers, principals and Senators themselves complained that the implementation has been dysfunctional.

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'Illegal or Sleazy?' Watch How NY Women's Groups Are Renewing Push for Equality Act

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The video is amusing. The message is not.

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GOP Fights Anti-Corruption Commission in Court

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Republicans in the Senate who are targets of subpoenas by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's anti-corruption Moreland Act Commission are fighting back in court.


Mixed Reaction on Proposal Raising Judges' Retirement Age

Monday, October 28, 2013

One of the six ballot initiatives New Yorkers will see on November 5th calls for raising the retirement age of some judges to 80.

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Pro Casino Coalition Airs First Ads

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The first ad is out promoting the ballot amendment to build new casinos in New York. It focuses on the benefits the casinos might bring, and not on actual gambling activity.


Cuomo Says State Can Afford Tax Cuts

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Governor Cuomo says he thinks the state can afford a tax cut next year, despite a projected $1 billion budget gap.


State Judge Tosses Lawsuit Challenging Casino Ballot Measure

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A state Supreme Court judge has thrown out a lawsuit that challenged the wording of a November ballot measure to expand gambling in New York.


Judge to Rule on Casino Amendment Challenge

Friday, October 11, 2013

A State Supreme court judge heard arguments Friday on whether the Board of Elections should change the wording of a casino gambling amendment that critics say improperly advocates for the measure’s passage.

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Judge Set to Hear Lawsuit Over Casino Amendment

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A State Supreme Court judge will hear a challenge Friday to the wording of a November ballot amendment. The measure would allow up to seven new casinos in New York.


Assemblywoman on Fracking Panel Calls to End Health Review

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A lawmaker from Binghamton who is on the Cuomo Administration’s hydro fracking advisory panel is asking for a do-over of an ongoing health review, saying the secretive process has compromised public confidence.

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Comptroller Warns of Shutdown Consequences for New York

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

New York's comptroller is warning that a prolonged government shutdown could depress the state's already struggling economy.


Reformers Rally Outside Moreland Commission Hearing

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Supporters of campaign finance reform rallied outside a hearing held by Governor Cuomo’s commission on public corruption Tuesday evening. They demanded change to what they say is a pay to play culture.

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Comptroller Looking For Startup Companies to Invest In

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli said he’s looking for more startup companies and entrepreneurs to invest in, as part of a partnership between the state’s pension fund and private equity managers.

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GOP Leader Says There's Interest in Challenging Cuomo in 2014

Monday, September 16, 2013

The general election in November is only weeks away, but already many in the political world are thinking about the next significant contest on the horizon — the 2014 statewide elections. State GOP Chairman Ed Cox, in an interview with public radio and television, said he’s working on finding a Republican candidate to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo.


Report: New Yorkers Pay a Price for Longer Unemployment

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A new report on the status of workers finds the period since the 2008 market crash may turn out to have long-term effects for New Yorkers, as wages stagnate and the average time for unemployment lengthens.

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