Karen Rouse

Reporter, WNYC News

Karen Rouse appears in the following:

Cuomo Creates Special Prosecutor for Killings by Police

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

The appointment of Attorney General Schneiderman represents a bittersweet victory for families of New Yorkers killed by police.


Cuomo Promises Special Prosecutor "Soon"

Tuesday, July 07, 2015

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he's prepared to sign an executive order giving the state's Attorney General the power to investigate deaths at the hands of police.


Albany Leaves de Blasio's MTA Board Picks in Limbo

Thursday, July 02, 2015

But one of Cuomo's picks sails through.
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Cuomo and de Blasio: Still Friends?

Thursday, June 25, 2015

As state lawmakers wrap up business in Albany, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is not backing down on his criticism of Mayor Bill de Blasio. 


The 'Last' Day in Albany

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The legislative session is due to end tonight. WNYC's Albany reporter Karen Rouse and Capital New York's Albany bureau chief Jimmy Vielkind discuss the issues still to be decided.

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Cuomo, de Blasio in NYC While Lawmakers Languish in Albany

Thursday, June 11, 2015

The governor and the mayor joined forces with organized labor at separate events in New York City Thursday as legislators met in Albany with only four days left in the session. 


Behind-the-Scenes Negotiations to Remove Juveniles from Adult Prisons

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

On the heels of the suicide of former Rikers inmate Kalief Browder, state lawmakers seek agreement on a bill to raise the age of criminal responsibility.


City Hall Reporter Roundtable

Monday, June 08, 2015

Three local reporters discuss the latest in New York City and New York State politics. 

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Mayor Pushes Rent Regs Reform

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Mayor de Blasio appeared on WNYC's Brian Lehrer Show to defend his crime policy and pressure Albany to strengthen rent protections for city residents.


Cuomo, de Blasio Fight for Dueling Priorities

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

In the final two weeks of the state legislative session, the governor's leadership is being tested while the mayor's agenda hangs in the balance.


Reaching Kids Means Conquering Poverty in Mount Vernon

Monday, June 01, 2015

As politicians in Albany spar over education, those on the front lines of the state's poorest schools say poverty needs to be part of the discussion.


State AG Proposes Another Round of Ethics Reforms

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

The top state law enforcement official says paying legislators more but prohibiting them from holding second jobs would reduce corruption.


Red Tape Slows Control System That Could Have Saved Speeding Train

Saturday, May 16, 2015

National Transportation Safety Board investigators say Positive Train Control — a system of satellites, communication towers and complex software that makes sure trains' safely follow their routes — would have prevented Tuesday's Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia, which killed eight passengers.

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Latest Albany Scandal Spotlights Cuomo

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Gov. Cuomo railed against corruption during his first gubernatorial run four years ago, but since he took office, two of Albany's top lawmakers have fallen to corruption scandals.

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Turmoil in the State Legislature as Democrats Try to Force Skelos to Step Down

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

The plan that fell apart on the state Senate floor.

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Real Estate Front and Center in Albany Session and Scandal

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

With weeks left before Albany lawmakers consider two key real estate regulations, Mayor de Blasio calls for stronger protections for tenants, but is mum on tax abatement for developers.


Any Legislating in Albany?

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Reporters talk about the arrest on corruption charges of NYS Senate majority leader Dean Skelos and what it means for the outstanding issues this legislative term.  

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Clinton Weighs In on Police Encounters with Black Men

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

In speech at Columbia University, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called for the use of police cameras and an end to mass incarceration.


New York's Budget: Behind the Scenes and the Numbers

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

The scramble to meet the budget deadline left lawmakers frustrated and fiscal experts digging for details.


Chaotic NY Budget Negotiations Met with Skepticism

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WNYC's Karen Rouse explains why good government groups were unhappy with the "secretive" process.