Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

Comptroller Says State Probably Can Afford Tax Cuts, But Just Barely

Friday, December 20, 2013

State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says he’ll need to see more details and end of the calendar year state revenue figures before deciding whether the state can afford $2 billion in new tax cuts that Governor Andrew Cuomo is likely to propose.


Comptroller's Audit Finds Double Dipping at State Agencies

Thursday, December 19, 2013

An audit by State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli finds a pattern of state workers double dipping at state agencies and authorities.

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Bankrupt Fracking Company Sues Cuomo Administration Over Delays

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A bankrupt energy company is suing the Cuomo Administration over the long-delayed decision on whether to allow hydro fracking in New York. The company's attorney said the action was prompted by remarks made by Governor Cuomo’s health commissioner earlier this week.


Cuomo Says Fracking Decision May Take Even Longer

Monday, December 16, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he may not decide whether the state should go ahead with hydro fracking for natural gas until after the November 2014 elections.


Silver Non-Committal on Tax Commission Plan

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, a Democrat, said he's encouraged by one of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's tax commission proposals — to enact a circuit-breaker mechanism limiting the amount of property taxes paid by lower income New Yorkers. But he said he doesn't want to sacrifice money for schools in order to pay for tax cuts.


Cuomo's Tax Commission Report Delayed

Monday, December 09, 2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo's commission to study tax cuts missed the deadline to report its findings by Dec. 6, after controversy over former Gov. George Pataki’s desire to cut income taxes for all wage earners, including the wealthy. 


Is the Moreland Commission Going to Really End Corruption?

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Karen DeWitt, Capitol bureau chief for New York State Public Radio, discusses the recommendations of the Moreland Commission to combat public corruption in Albany. 

Then Richard Brodsky, senior fellow at Demos and former New York State assemblyman (D-Westchester), discusses political corruption in Albany.

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Public Corruption Commission Recommends Statewide Campaign Financing, Other Reforms

Monday, December 02, 2013

Governor Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission issued a scathing report Monday evening that criticizes what the commission says is Albany’s culture of corruption and recommends numerous reforms.


Cuomo Criticizes State Lawmakers for Fighting Subpoenas

Monday, November 25, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo is critical of state lawmakers who are fighting subpoenas that would force legislators to reveal their outside business with legal clients.


King Faces Bipartisan Grilling Over Student Privacy Concerns

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

New York Education Commissioner John King faced tough questioning by both liberal and conservative members of the Assembly at Wednesday's hearing about student  privacy concerns.

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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.