Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI


Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

30 Issues: Abortion and the NYS Governor's Race

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

How have issues surrounding abortion policy been brought into the NY State Governor's race? 

NYS Budget Negotiations Update

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Jon Campbell and Karen DeWitt talk about the status of the negotiations between Gov. Hochul and the leaders of the Assembly and Senate.

The Cuomo Family Legacy

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Discussing Gov. Cuomo's family legacy amid the news of his resignation.

In Barely A Year, Gov. Cuomo Went From A Pandemic Hero To A Political Pariah

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was under intense pressure to step down after the state attorney general released an exhaustive report detailing multiple allegations of sexual harassment.


Kathy Hochul Will Soon Become New York's Governor — Here's How She Differs From Cuomo

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

With the resignation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul is set to become the first woman governor of New York state.


What Comes Next for Cuomo

Wednesday, August 04, 2021

What comes next for Governor Cuomo following the findings in the Attorney General's investigation that he sexually harassed multiple women.

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.


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.


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

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.


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

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

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


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. 


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.