Karen Rouse is a Bronx-born, South Jersey-reared, first-generation-American journalist who covers state government for New York Public Radio.
Rouse has been a newspaper reporter for The Denver Post, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and the Bergen Record (N.J.). She has won awards for coverage of charter school funding, issues of race, and an investigation of NJ Transit’s mishandling of rail equipment during Hurricane Sandy.
She earned her B.A. from Douglass College at Rutgers University, and her M. A. from Rutgers-Newark.
Karen Rouse appears in the following:
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
A legislative pay commission will decide if Albany legislators should get a raise, but they say they public isn't supporting it — and no one else is either.
Friday, September 23, 2016
Cuomo promises changes to the process of bidding on state projects.
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
North Jersey Muslims are wrestling with how to keep the public from linking radical Islam to their religion, while distancing themselves from the suspect in the weekend bombings.
Monday, September 19, 2016
The tense weekend in New York and New Jersey drew attention to a number of issues brought to light by violence
Monday, September 19, 2016
Police arrested Ahmad Khan Rahami just hours after an alert went out Monday on the region's wireless emergency alert system, something that has been used only eight times since 2012.
Monday, September 12, 2016
Six candidates compete for former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's seat in the 65th legislative district, while four are vying to succeed Sen. Adriano Espaillat in Northern Manhattan.
Thursday, September 08, 2016
Legislation restores a 75 percent disability benefit that had been cut in 2009, giving one young firefighter "comfort."
Sunday, September 04, 2016
Trenelle Gabay is working on creating a foundation to help children living in poverty.
Thursday, September 01, 2016
The progressive mayor's administration has taken a more conservative approach to the release of police records than mayors in the past.
Wednesday, August 10, 2016
They're hoping a bill that passed both houses of the legislature doesn't make it past Cuomo's desk.
Wednesday, August 03, 2016
One member of the Legislative Pay Commission wants a big raise for legislators. Others say, not so fast.
Thursday, July 14, 2016
In a year of unusual turmoil, rookie Assemblywoman Diana Richardson is learning how to navigate Albany as she fights for Brooklyn.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
The 2016 Pride March in New York City combined celebration with memorializing after the recent shooting deaths at a gay club in Florida. Gun control was top of mind for many.
Friday, June 17, 2016
The 2016 legislative session ended much like it started — without clear focus.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
The governor and legislative leaders have shown little interest in cleaning up corruption in Albany, but lots of enthusiasm for addressing less controversial issues.
Monday, June 13, 2016
The database would provide background check information on potential gun buyers, but has yet to be developed amid resistance from pro-gun groups.
Wednesday, June 08, 2016
A legislator's comments about abortion rates in the black community sparked vitriolic debate in the Assembly.
Monday, June 06, 2016
Republicans say multiple investigations of the mayor, and failing schools, are reasons to keep de Blasio on a short leash.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
Fundraising is a bipartisan affair. Everybody's doing it.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Real ethics reform, or a red herring?