Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

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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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.