Karen DeWitt appears in the following:
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said he will make changes to his budget in what’s known as 30-day amendments. They cover a variety of areas, ranging from a teacher evaluation plan to cutting the cost of hunting licenses.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
An argument erupted between the Cuomo administration and the State Comptroller over the Governor’s budget plan, in a dispute that underscores existing tensions between the two.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
A February deadline on New York’s process to allow hydrofracking will be missed, with Governor Cuomo’s Health Commissioner now saying he needs more time to complete an ongoing health study.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Dueling pro and anti-fracking filmmakers held screenings and promotions for their films on Monday, as they await a decision by Governor Cuomo on whether fracking will go forward in New York. That could come by the end of the month. But on Monday, the two sides confronted each other in the halls of the Capitol.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Court of Appeals nominee was approved in the State Senate on a voice vote, after an unusually contentious process.
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Governor Cuomo’s championing of strict new gun control laws in New York has taken a toll on his popularity. A new Quinnipiac University poll finds that for the first time since taking office, Cuomo’s approval rating has dropped significantly.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Senate Republican Leader Dean Skelos says he’s strongly opposed to Governor Cuomo’s reproductive health act, saying it would lead to too many late term abortions. Pro choice lawmakers and advocates say they disagree with the Senator’s interpretation.
Monday, January 28, 2013
Mayor Bloomberg took his arguments against short-term teacher evaluation deals on the road, telling Albany lawmakers that other school districts were willing to make one- or two-year deals because “everybody else is just interested in getting the money and committing what I would call fraud.” He expected New York City principals to eliminate teachers and other staff positions if more state money is withheld.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Governor Cuomo has proposed raising the minimum wage as part of his budget plan. That tactic might make it easier for the proposal to become law.
Monday, January 21, 2013
Governor Andrew Cuomo’s annual budget presentation is slated for Tuesday. It comes as the State’s Comptroller, Tom DiNapoli, finds revenues are not co ming to New York in quite the amount anticipated. In the 2 p.m. presentation, the governor is expected to explain how he’s going to pay for programs announced earlier this month in his State of the State message, including an expanded school day and school year.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
Voters overwhelmingly support many of the items that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is pushing — including parts of the newly enacted gun control law, according to a new poll.
Monday, January 14, 2013
New details are emerging on gun control legislation that lawmakers say could be passed as early as Monday in what would be the nation's first gun control measure after the school shooting in Connecticut.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
One day after legislative leaders said they believed a deal was achievable and could come this week, Governor Cuomo now says there is no timeline, for when or if a deal on anti gun measures will be reached.
Monday, January 07, 2013
Governor Andrew Cuomo and Republicans in the Senate remain at an impasse over gun control legislation — just two days before the State of the State address. Meanwhile, the State Comptroller says he’s thinking of divesting the state’s pension fund from investments in gun manufacturers.
Thursday, January 03, 2013
Governor Cuomo says he intends to propose several recommendations from a disaster preparedness commission in his State of the State message, to help the state better cope with major storms in the future.
Thursday, January 03, 2013
A document from Governor Cuomo’s Administration assessing the health impacts of hydro fracking, written in early 2012, says the gas drilling process is likely safe if proper precautions are taken by the governor’s environmental agency.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Governor Andrew Cuomo is in talks with legislative leaders on a gun control package that he could introduce as part of his State of the State message on January 9.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Newly elected Senate Democratic Leader Andrea Stewart Cousins says she feels a great sense of “responsibility,” having finally broken a barrier as the first female legislative leader in state history.
Monday, December 17, 2012
Governor Cuomo says federal gun laws need to be strengthened, and he says New York State’s assault weapons ban has loopholes that need to be closed.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Governor Andrew Cuomo says he wants backing from the State Senate on a number of issues he’s dubbed his “litmus test,” including raising the minimum wage and reforming New York City’s stop-and-frisk policies, as well as campaign finance reform.