Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

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Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

Where Things Stand as Albany Wraps Up

Thursday, June 10, 2021

Karen DeWitt joins to discuss what bills will pass through this state legislative session.

The Most Contentious Issues in Albany's Budget Negotiations

Monday, March 29, 2021

Taxing the rich, and COVID relief for renters and undocumented immigrants.

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Apologizes For Comments Amid Sexual Harassment Claims

Monday, March 01, 2021

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo agreed to an independent investigation of allegations by former staffers of sexual harassment, amid mounting criticism of his leadership style and handling of the pandemic.

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New York Has Lost A Greater Share Of Revenue Than Most States Due To COVID-19

Monday, August 03, 2020

During the coronavirus pandemic, states have struggled with staggering revenue losses and budget shortfalls. Here's what is happening in New York.

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The New York State Budget 2020

Thursday, April 02, 2020

Karen Dewitt and Ben Max talk about this year's state budget as the deadline hit in the middle of the pandemic.

This Week in Politics: Budgeting During a Pandemic

Saturday, March 28, 2020

WNYC
Gov. Cuomo and the New York legislature face a budget deadline as the COVID-19 pandemic demands full attention and drains the state's finances.

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NY State Budget Priorities Change After Coronavirus

Thursday, March 12, 2020

 Lawmakers reassess priorities as the virus outbreak affects revenues

This Week in Politics: Cuomo's Veto Pen

Friday, December 27, 2019

WNYC
The Governor has used the end of the year to catch up on some of the remaining 935 bills passed by the Democratic legislature in 2019.

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Window Opens for Hundreds of Lawsuits by Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

It was an emotional day as hundreds of childhood sexual abuse survivors filed lawsuits in New York courts, now that victims have a year to seek civil action for older cases.

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Single-Payer Health Care Gets Its Day In Albany

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

WXXI
The New York State legislature held its first of what's expected to be several hearings on the proposal.

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New York Legislature Has A Way To Give Congress Trump's Tax Returns

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The State Senate and Assembly have approved a bill directing the New York tax department to share income filings with congressional Democrats.

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Tenant Advocates Push for Statewide Rent Laws

Thursday, May 09, 2019

With New York City rent laws set to expire next month, some state lawmakers and tenant advocates see an opportunity to advocate for regulations outside of the city. 

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Two Bills Targeting President Trump Pass the New York State Senate

Thursday, May 09, 2019

Democrats in the state senate say they are "standing up" to President Trump by passing two new bills.

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Plastic Bag Ban Gaining Momentum In Albany

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

The big question is whether grocery stores will be required to charge a fee for paper bags, which use more energy and water to produce.

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This Week in Politics: New York Budget Season - Just as Confrontational as Ever

Saturday, March 16, 2019

WNYC
It's Dem vs. Dem as New York budget negotiations face an April 1 deadline.

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NYS Lawmakers Take on Sexual Harassment in Public Hearing

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

During the first hearing on sexual harassment in 27 years, state lawmakers closely scrutinized Cuomo’s policies and victims told harrowing stories.  

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New York State Acts to Provide College Aid for Undocumented Immigrants

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

New York's Dream Act, which was first introduced in 2013, previously failed to pass the state Senate, which was controlled by Republicans.

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Albany Approves Abortion Rights Bill

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Lawmakers have voted to codify the abortion rights from the U.S. Supreme Court decision Roe v. Wade into New York law. 

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Voting Reform Comes to New York

Monday, January 14, 2019

The State Senate and Assembly approved measures Monday to expand the window in which New Yorkers can vote in elections.

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NY State Senate Makes History By Electing First African American Woman Leader

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Sen. Andrea Stewart-Cousins pledged to secure legislative wins for progressives.

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