Karen DeWitt

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Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

Lawyer of Governor's Aide Cites Depression for Delinquent Taxes

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Lawyers for Governor Paterson’s chief of staff say he suffered from a unique condition that prevented him from paying his taxes for four years. Karen DeWitt has more from Albany.


Bruno Blasts Obama

Thursday, September 04, 2008

In St. Paul, former State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno livened up the New York delegation, when he gave a speech comparing Barack Obama to his former rival Eliot Spitzer. Karen Dewitt has more:

Bruno told the delegation that people should beware of articulate charismatic candidates ...


Pataki Backs McCain, Palin

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

New York's former governor, George Pataki, took a shot at Barack Obama and bolstered support for the McCain-Palin ticket, during a breakfast with the Ohio delegation. Reporter Karen DeWitt has more from the Republican National Convention.

DEWITT: Pataki told the Ohio delegates that McCain and V.P. ...


New York Delegates Worry About Gustav

Monday, September 01, 2008

New York’s delegation mingled at a low key reception in St. Paul. But like everyone else, they were preoccupied with news of Hurricane Gustav and what it might mean for their political gathering.

New York Delegates like those from the rest of the nation were subdued ...


Paterson Reflects on Progress of African Americans

Thursday, August 28, 2008

As Democrats prepare to hear the acceptance speech of their historic presidential nominee, Barack Obama, Gov. David Paterson reflected at a meeting with delegates on how far African Americans have come in his lifetime. Karen DeWitt reports.

Holding signs saying "We love our Gov," Gov. David ...


Sen. Clinton Delivers Message of Unity

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

At the Democratic National Convention, New York Senator Hillary Clinton has delivered a call for unity behind Barack Obama. And it was a poignant moment for New York delegates who heard her speak yesterday. Karen DeWitt reports from Denver.


Dems Convene in Denver, Seeking Unity

Monday, August 25, 2008

At the Democratic National Convention in Denver, New York’s top politicians gather for four days of receptions, speech making, and hopefully, they say, political unity. Karen Dewitt reports.


New Ad Criticizes Paterson's Property Tax Plan

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Opponents of New York Governor David Paterson’s property tax cap plan are taking to the airwaves. They've created a TV ad that sharply criticizes the governor and his policies, just ahead of next week’s special legislative session. Karen Dewitt has this report.


Spitzer Adminsitration Broke Law with "Travelgate"

Thursday, July 24, 2008

New York's Public Integrity Commission says four members of former governor Eliot Spitzer's administration broke the law when they compiled travel records on former State Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno. Karen DeWitt has more.

REPORTER: Commission spokesman Walter Aires says the probe took a full year ...


Goodbye Joe

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

In a surprise announcement, Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno announced that he won't seek reelection. We get reaction from Wayne Barrett of the Village Voice, Karen DeWitt, Capitol Bureau Chief for New York State Public Radio, and Frank Padavan, NY State Senator (R-11th District).

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Minor Eye Surgery for Paterson

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Gov. David Paterson is set to undergo eye surgery this afternoon. He was taken to Mount Sinai Medical Center early this morning after complaining of migraine like symptoms. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

Gov. David Paterson has been diagnosed with an acute form of glaucoma and ...


State Headed in to Economic Downturn

Friday, May 02, 2008

Budget analysts for Governor Paterson say New York is entering a recession which should continue into early 2009, and it could be a longer and deeper downturn than any national recession.

REPORTER: State Budget Director Laura Anglin says the recession could be “severe” but short.

ANGLIN: First ...


Paterson Calls Budget Negotiations Too Secretive

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Gov. David Paterson wants the legislature to work all weekend if necessary to finalize an overdue state budget. But lawmakers adjourned Friday without scheduling a time to return before Monday. Both Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver say members are available ...


Budget Talks Stall Over Congestion Pricing

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Budget talks stalled as Albany grappled with the issue of congestion pricing. Assembly Democrats were in closed-door talks that could last through the weekend, with any action scheduled for Monday. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

REPORTER: Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says his democratic members that live ...


Budget Late in Albany

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Seems like old times in Albany - the budget is late and people are complaining that the negotiations are too secretive. Legislative leaders say the budget should be done by the end of the week.

One significant part of the state budget has been approved - ...


State Budget Goes Down to the Wire

Monday, March 31, 2008

Gov. David Paterson and state lawmakers are racing toward the April 1 deadline for the state budget, printing bills and holding nearly round the clock meetings. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

Not all of the details in the new budget have been nailed down or publicly ...


Lawmakers Work Weekend to Complete Budget

Saturday, March 29, 2008

The state legislature is working through the weekend to try to get a budget done before the April 1 deadline. As Karen DeWitt reports, lawmakers have been distracted with the resignation of Gov. Eliot Spitzer and the inauguration of a new governor.

Gov. David Paterson has ...


Paterson Weighs Giving Spitzer E-mails to DA

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Gov. David Paterson is weighing whether to turn over to Albany County District Attorney David Soares the e-mails of his predecessor, Eliot Spitzer. Soares requested the correspondence, after reports indicated that Spitzer was deeply involved in the scheme to use troopers to discredit Senate Leader ...


David Paterson Rushes to Prepare Transition

Friday, March 14, 2008

David Paterson's humor was on display yesterday when he held his first press conference since the Spitzer scandal made him the the governor-to-be.

Here's how he responded when asked by a reporter if he'd ever patronized a prostitute.

PATERSON: Only the lobbyists...

REPORTER: That was just one of ...


Residents, Lawmakers React to Spitzer Resignation

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Lawmakers at the State Capitol say they're focused on going forward with the soon-to-be Gov. David Paterson. He takes over during what is always a hectic time in Albany, with a budget due by the end of the month. Karen DeWitt reports from Albany.

As it ...