Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

Landowners To File Lawsuit Against Fracking Delays

Sunday, November 17, 2013

A landowners group says it intends to file a lawsuit against what it says are the Cuomo Administration’s unreasonable delays on hydro fracking before the end of the year.

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Senators Hear Complaints About Common Core

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

At a Senate hearing on the state’s new Common Core educational standards, teachers, principals and Senators themselves complained that the implementation has been dysfunctional.

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'Illegal or Sleazy?' Watch How NY Women's Groups Are Renewing Push for Equality Act

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The video is amusing. The message is not.

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GOP Fights Anti-Corruption Commission in Court

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Republicans in the Senate who are targets of subpoenas by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's anti-corruption Moreland Act Commission are fighting back in court.


Mixed Reaction on Proposal Raising Judges' Retirement Age

Monday, October 28, 2013

One of the six ballot initiatives New Yorkers will see on November 5th calls for raising the retirement age of some judges to 80.

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Pro Casino Coalition Airs First Ads

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The first ad is out promoting the ballot amendment to build new casinos in New York. It focuses on the benefits the casinos might bring, and not on actual gambling activity.


Cuomo Says State Can Afford Tax Cuts

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Governor Cuomo says he thinks the state can afford a tax cut next year, despite a projected $1 billion budget gap.


State Judge Tosses Lawsuit Challenging Casino Ballot Measure

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

A state Supreme Court judge has thrown out a lawsuit that challenged the wording of a November ballot measure to expand gambling in New York.


Judge to Rule on Casino Amendment Challenge

Friday, October 11, 2013

A State Supreme court judge heard arguments Friday on whether the Board of Elections should change the wording of a casino gambling amendment that critics say improperly advocates for the measure’s passage.

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Judge Set to Hear Lawsuit Over Casino Amendment

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A State Supreme Court judge will hear a challenge Friday to the wording of a November ballot amendment. The measure would allow up to seven new casinos in New York.


Assemblywoman on Fracking Panel Calls to End Health Review

Thursday, October 10, 2013

A lawmaker from Binghamton who is on the Cuomo Administration’s hydro fracking advisory panel is asking for a do-over of an ongoing health review, saying the secretive process has compromised public confidence.

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Comptroller Warns of Shutdown Consequences for New York

Tuesday, October 01, 2013

New York's comptroller is warning that a prolonged government shutdown could depress the state's already struggling economy.


Reformers Rally Outside Moreland Commission Hearing

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Supporters of campaign finance reform rallied outside a hearing held by Governor Cuomo’s commission on public corruption Tuesday evening. They demanded change to what they say is a pay to play culture.

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Comptroller Looking For Startup Companies to Invest In

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli said he’s looking for more startup companies and entrepreneurs to invest in, as part of a partnership between the state’s pension fund and private equity managers.

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GOP Leader Says There's Interest in Challenging Cuomo in 2014

Monday, September 16, 2013

The general election in November is only weeks away, but already many in the political world are thinking about the next significant contest on the horizon — the 2014 statewide elections. State GOP Chairman Ed Cox, in an interview with public radio and television, said he’s working on finding a Republican candidate to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo.


Report: New Yorkers Pay a Price for Longer Unemployment

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A new report on the status of workers finds the period since the 2008 market crash may turn out to have long-term effects for New Yorkers, as wages stagnate and the average time for unemployment lengthens.

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GOP Leaders Rip Obama Ahead of Upstate Visit

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Top state and national Republican leaders hammered President Barack Obama on Wednesday and questioned his motives for a planned bus tour of upstate New York to discuss access to higher education that begins in Buffalo on Thursday.


President Obama to Be Greeted by Anti-Fracking Protesters

Monday, August 19, 2013

President Obama is planning on visiting upstate New York this week to promote an education plan. But whenever a major politician visits the region, the issue of fracking is often on the agenda, whether they like it or not. 

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State's Ethics Commission Under Review

Monday, August 19, 2013

Government reform groups and the bar association have teamed up to conduct a survey on how to improve the troubled state ethics commission. 


Some Upstate Quality Time for Cuomo

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo’s name is frequently mentioned as a possible Presidential contender in 2016, that is, if former First Lady and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton doesn’t run.