Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

Cuomo Offers Conditional Support for Senate Coalition

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Governor Cuomo, who has maintained that he has stayed out of the Senate leadership fight, is now endorsing a newly formed coalition of Senate Republicans and five Democrats, but with some conditions.


GOP, 'Independent Dems' Announce Coalition Government

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

The leadership fight in the State Senate has been resolved, with a break-away Democratic faction joining with Republicans to form a new governing coalition that involves sharing the title of Temporary President of the Senate. 


Anti-Frackers Say NY's Health Review Process "Surreal"

Monday, December 03, 2012

A coalition of environmentalists and elected officials called on Governor Andrew Cuomo’s health and environmental agencies to provide more information on a health review on hydrofracking that they say has been shrouded in secrecy.

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Cuomo Changes Insurance Rules to Help Sandy Victims

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’s taking steps to speed up insurance claims processing after Sandy.

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Cuomo Claims He'll Avoid Senate Control Fight

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he’s staying out of the ongoing fight for control of the State Senate, maintaining that he’ll work with whoever ultimately wins the struggle.


New York's Delay on Fracking Decision Surprises Few

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

A legal expert says that the Cuomo administration’s decision to delay a decision on whether to allow hydraulic fracturing in New York for another 90-days makes sense.

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Cuomo: State Set to Miss Thursday’s Fracking Deadline

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The governor is not optimistic that the state’s environmental agency will meet a key deadline on a controversial natural gas drilling practice. The department should know by Thursday whether it will again miss the deadline, delaying approval of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, in New York.  


Drillers Impatient with Slow Pace of Fracking Review

Monday, November 19, 2012

Gas drilling companies in New York State says they’re “exhausted” by a more than four year long review process on whether to allow hydro fracking in New York, that they say they now fear will drag on into 2013.

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Health Officials: Fracking Health Review Nearly Done

Thursday, November 15, 2012


One day after saying they could not “speculate” on when a key health review on hydrofracking in New York would commence, the state health department has now announced three university experts have been chosen and will review the data.


The Real Winners in Legislative Elections: Incumbents

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

The vast majority of incumbent state legislators were re-elected Tuesday night, upholding a decades-long Albany tradition.


Comptroller: Sandy Could Cost State $18B

Friday, November 02, 2012

The State Comptroller estimates that Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath will cost the state as much as $18 billion dollars.


Cuomo: Helicopter Survey of Sandy Damage ‘Disturbing’

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo took a helicopter tour of areas devastated from Hurricane Sandy, along with New York's Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand. He says the state faces "significant" challenges to rebuild, and will have to "fundamentally" rethink  New York City's infrastructure going forward.

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Cuomo: Expect ‘Long Term’ Recovery After Sandy

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo, who says he spent a “frightening” night monitoring storm devastation in lower Manhattan,  held a briefing addressing short term repair efforts and long term weather concerns.


Cuomo Tells New Yorkers to ‘Be Careful’

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo spend Sunday traveling from Long Island to the Adirondacks, informing New Yorkers of storm preparation and warning everyone to use common sense and be careful.


Gillibrand Poised for Big Win in Senate Race, Poll Shows

Friday, October 26, 2012

New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is poised for a huge win on Election Day, with a more than 40-point lead over Republican challenger Wendy Long, according to a poll by Siena College released Friday.


Control of NY State Senate Could Come Down to the Wire

Thursday, October 25, 2012

This election will determine whether Democrats or Republicans control the State Senate in the next term, and it could come down to just a few hundred votes in a small number of key Senate contests. Both sides are hopeful that they will be victorious.

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Cuomo Tells Local Governments: Make Tough Calls

Monday, October 22, 2012

Local governments in fiscal crisis lobbying for a sympathetic ear from Gov. Andrew Cuomo are getting a cold shoulder instead.

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Key Deadline Looms as Progress of Fracking Review Is Murky

Friday, October 19, 2012

The state’s environmental commissioner for the first time commented in depth about a new health review that has once again delayed a decision on hydro fracking in New York.

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Senate GOP Use Cuomo's Image to Bolster Campaigns

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo is not running for office this year but his face and name are still appearing in election mailers in many New York homes. State lawmakers from both parties running for re-election are using the popular governor’s image in their campaign literature. 


Cuomo Tells Lawmakers ‘Do the People's Business’ Before Pay Raise

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Governor Andrew Cuomo says before state legislators ask him for a pay hike, as is expected after the election, they’ll first have to make progress on some unfinished business from the last legislative session.