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Karen Rouse

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:

Cuomo Outlines 'Unprecedented Joint Effort' by State and City

Thursday, January 14, 2016

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo delivered his sixth State of the State address yesterday, laying out an ambitious plan spanning from ethics reform to raising the minimum wage.

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Cuomo to Present Progressive Agenda, With Nod to Upstate

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

The governor's State of the State address is expected to include details of his plan to clean up homelessness in New York City, and investments for small businesses and airports upstate.

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Cash Gets Influence and Access in Albany

Monday, January 11, 2016

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The trial of Sen. Dean Skelos showed what many in Albany already suspected: big campaign contributions open doors for interest groups in Albany.

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Homeless Policy Latest Issue to Divide Cuomo, de Blasio

Monday, January 04, 2016

City officials say state order won't change its homeless outreach policy.

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The Year in Local News: Looking Backward and Forward

Friday, January 01, 2016

A round-table of local WNYC reporters take a tour through some of the biggest local news stories from 2015, and look forward to what 2016 may bring in New York City.

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Rooting Out Albany's Political Corruption

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara says politicians in Albany have a responsibility to police themselves to root out corruption, but they haven't exactly done a good job of that lately.

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Sen. Skelos and Son Found Guilty on All Counts

Friday, December 11, 2015

Former Sen. Dean Skelos and his son Adam have been found guilty on all counts of federal corruption.

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Jury Begins Deliberating in Skelos Case

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Verdict could hinge on key witness.

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Testimony in Corruption Trial of Senator Comes to an End

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Sen. Skelos and Adam Skelos declined to testify.

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Former Senator Alfonse D'Amato Testifies in Skelos Trial

Friday, December 04, 2015

D'Amato, who served three terms in the U.S. Senate, said he confronted Skelos about his son's behavior.

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Executive Claims Senator's Son a No-Show At Work

Thursday, December 03, 2015

The head of an insurance company testified that hiring Senator Dean Skelos's son, Adam, backfired.

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Staffers Testify in Skelos Case

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Prosecutors tried to show the senator used unsuspecting staffers to move legislation that would enrich his son.

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'It's a Conflict': Prosecutors Share Wiretaps in Skelos Trial

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

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Jurors in the corruption trial of Senator Dean Skelos and his son heard recorded phone calls that prosecutors say reveal their behind-the-scenes attempts to influence legislation.

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Skelos Trial Continues in Glare of Silver Conviction

Monday, November 30, 2015

Adam Skelos says he's focused on his own trial.

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Jurors Hear Adam Skelos's Frustration Over Fracking Ban

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Prosecutors say the son exploited his father's position as the highest-ranking state senator to personally enrich himself.

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Powerful Real Estate Executive Testifies of Skelos' Fury

Friday, November 20, 2015

One of New York City's most powerful real estate executives telling jurors he feared the senator would retaliate if he didn't meet Adam Skelos' demands.

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Trials Test Relationships in Albany

Friday, November 20, 2015

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If federal prosecutors have their way, friends with benefits will be a thing of the past in Albany. 

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Corruption Trial of State Sen. Dean Skelos Gets Underway

Monday, November 16, 2015

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The Republican senator from Long Island and his son Adam Skelos face extortion and bribery charges.

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Sheldon Silver Corruption Trial: Week One

Friday, November 06, 2015

From jury selection to the first witnesses — what happened.

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It's Party Bosses — Not Voters — Who Often Fill Vacant Seats in the State Legislature

Monday, November 02, 2015

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A third of State Assembly members get into office without a primary election.

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