Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

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.


Met Council CEO, Husband of Top Silver Aid Fired Amid Criminal Investigation

Monday, August 12, 2013

The husband of a top aid to Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver has been fired from his job at a major New York City not-for-profit, and is under criminal investigation by the State Attorney General.


Push to Expand Gambling Prompts Addiction Concern

Sunday, August 11, 2013

New Yorkers have a chance to vote this November on whether there should be more gambling in the state. Those who treat people with gambling addictions say it will likely result in more problem gamblers.

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Morleand Co-Chair Says Subpoenas Have Been Sent

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

A co-chair of Governor Cuomo’s Moreland Act commission on public corruption says subpoenas have been sent out and more public hearings are planned.


Cuomo Quietly Pursing Government Consolidation

Friday, August 02, 2013

Governor Cuomo recently announced that he would close several more state prisons using provisions of a law that allows him to bypass the legislature. It’s part of a pattern of governm...


Ethics Commissioner Quits as Panel Meets Behind Closed Doors

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

New York's state ethics commission met Tuesday, and spent most of its time in a private session, as a key appointee of Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver resigned from the board.


Cuomo Compares Weiner Saga to Tragicomedy

Monday, July 29, 2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo commented for the first time since this past week's revelations about Anthony Weiner's sexting activities after his resignation from Congress in 2011.


Comptroller Says Pension Fund Contributions Could Ease Soon

Monday, July 29, 2013

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli said there may be a glimmer of hope soon for fiscally-strapped cities. He said it's possible that local governments' pension payment obligations could be declining.

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Clock Running Down on Cuomo's Agenda

Wednesday, June 19, 2013


In his State of the State address earlier this year, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo vowed he'd push through an aggressive agenda on women's rights, government reform and the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana. But with the clock running out on this year's session that is ending Friday, none ...

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Cuomo's Agenda in Danger as Session Wanes

Monday, June 17, 2013

There are three days left in the legislative session, and chances are dimming for a settlement on an abortion rights provision in a women’s equality act, and for reform of campaign financing and other anti-corruption measures.  


Cuomo Releases Public Financing Extension Bill

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

With just days to go in the legislative session, Governor Andrew Cuomo has released his long-awaited bill to extend public financing of political campaigns to statewide races.