Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI


Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

Survivors Ask Governor For More Time To Craft Anti-harassment Laws

Friday, March 23, 2018

The women say Cuomo and the legislature should be more transparent about the proposed measures, and seek input from survivors.


Cardinal Dolan Says Key Provision in Child Victims Act Would Be 'Toxic' for the Church

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

The measure includes a lookback window of opportunity for victims of any age to bring their alleged abusers to court. Cardinal Dolan said it targets the Catholic Church.

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Democrats in Albany Try to Block Arming Teachers

Monday, March 05, 2018

Democrats in the New York State Senate asked the Republican majority to support a bill banning teachers from having guns in schools. Republicans voted no.

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Breaking Down Gov. Cuomo's Budget Proposal

Thursday, January 18, 2018

We break down Governor Cuomo's state budget plan with Karen DeWitt, capitol bureau chief for New York State Public Radio, and Fred Mogul, WNYC Albany reporter.


State Senator Jeff Klein Accused of Forcibly Kissing Staffer

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

The leader of the breakaway faction of Independent Democrats denies the allegation.


SUNY Committee Adopts Controversial Charter School Teaching Standards

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

New regulations would lower the bar for becoming a teacher at SUNY's charter schools — about 150 of which are in New York City.


In Albany, State Assembly of One Comes to Order

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Every three days, Assemblywoman Patricia Fahy calls the New York State Assembly to order in Albany by banging the gavel, even when there is no one else to hear it.


NY Assembly Speaker Takes Life Lessons From Star Trek

Thursday, August 03, 2017

The often reticent Carl Heastie showed a different side of himself when he visited a museum in New York’s North Country that replicates the fictional Starship Enterprise.


Cuomo Threatens to Call Lawmakers Back After Dismal Session Ends

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Numerous unresolved issues haunt the state legislature, including mayoral control of public schools.


First Openly Gay Judge Nominated to New York's High Court

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Paul Feinman, an appellate court judge and an LGBT rights advocate, need state Senate confirmation. 


SUNY Chancellor: Trump Budget Would Be "Devastating"

Thursday, May 25, 2017

SUNY Chancellor Nancy Zimpher talks to Karen DeWitt about the negative impacts President Trump's budget will have on New Yorkers' access to college.


New York's College Tuition Plan Faces Blowback

Monday, April 17, 2017

Gov. Cuomo is facing criticism for the fine-print details only now emerging on a new tuition assistance plan for some students at New York’s public colleges.

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Cuomo's Budget Threatens School Aid Court Order, Say Critics

Thursday, January 26, 2017

While Gov. Andrew Cuomo touts increases in school aid, critics worry the state won't meet its legal obligation to spend more on education.

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AG Schneiderman: New York's Laws Amount to 'Legal Voter Suppression'

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released a package of bills targeting what he calls the state’s “arcane” voting laws.

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Legislative Sessions Ends with a Lackluster Ethics Package, and Rebuke of the Mayor

Friday, June 17, 2016

The 2016 legislative session ended much like it started — without clear focus.

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Inspector General Slams the Upstate Slammer Where Two Prisoners Broke Free

Monday, June 06, 2016

An investigative report finds widespread security lapses at Dannemora.


New Members Approved for New York's Board of Regents

Tuesday, March 08, 2016

The state assembly approved three new members for the Board of Regents who, along with a new chancellor, may take the education policy-making panel in a new direction.
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Comptroller Audit Faults Cuomo Administration on Nursing Home Oversight

Monday, February 22, 2016

Comptroller DiNapoli's office says state officials have failed to fine nursing homes with all but the worst violations.

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U.S. Attorney Clears Cuomo in Ethics Panel Controversy

Monday, January 11, 2016

Preet Bharara's investigation concluded there's insufficient evidence that Cuomo and his office committed a federal crime by disbanding the Moreland Commission prematurely.


State Board Will Raise Wages of New York's Fast Food Workers

Monday, June 29, 2015

The board says it will authorize a "substantial" raise, but would not say when the increase would occur or how much it would be.