Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI


Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

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.

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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. 


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.


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

Saturday, March 16, 2019

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


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.  


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.


Albany's Old Boys Club Finally Goes Co-ed

Monday, November 26, 2018

A woman will lead one of the chambers of the New York State Legislature for the first time in history.

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The News From Albany: Governor's Race 2018, Legalizing Marijuana and More

Thursday, June 21, 2018

WNYC reporter Fred Mogul and New York State Public Radio bureau chief Karen DeWitt recap the last days of Albany's legislative session as the governor's race heats up.

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Despite New Harassment Policy, Cuomo Faces Critics on All Sides

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The governor says a new sexual harassment policy is the strongest in the nation, but he's being attacked from the left and from the right for his handling of gender issues. 


State Ethics Commission Clears Cuomo Appointee

Monday, June 11, 2018

A high-level economic development aide had been accused of sexual harassment.


Budget Crunchtime in Albany

Monday, March 26, 2018

Karen DeWitt, Capitol bureau chief for New York State Public Radio and Fred Mogul, WNYC Albany reporter, discuss the latest developments from the budget negotiations in Albany.


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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