Karen Dewitt

NYS Capitol Correspondent

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New York News
6:10 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Cuomo Offers First Comments On Ethics Commission Controversy

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, in his first public appearance since potentially damaging news came out about his staff’s tampering with an ethics probe, tried to change the subject by talking about economic development.  But the story continues to dog the governor.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Cuomo Rivals Demand Response On Moreland Commission

Credit Karen DeWitt

One of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’ s political opponents is calling on Governor Cuomo to hold an explanatory press conference, and  another is demanding that Cuomo to resign after an in depth account in The New York Times reports that the governor’s top staff repeatedly interfered in an ethics commission investigation.

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New York News
1:34 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Poll Finds Cuomo Far Ahead In Governor's Race

Credit facebook & Siena College

A poll conducted fifteen weeks before Election Day  shows incumbent New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is maintaining a wide lead over his nearest challenger.

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New York News
8:19 am
Fri July 18, 2014

LG Candidate Hochul Explains Past Anti-Immigration Views

Credit Matt Ryan, New York Now

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s running mate, Lieutenant Governor candidate Kathy Hochul is explaining why she now feels differently about undocumented immigrants. Hochul, the former Erie County Clerk once wanted to turn suspected immigrants in the country illegally over to federal authorities.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Cuomo Far Outraises GOP Opponent

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Governor Andrew Cuomo is already ahead of his Republican challenger in name recognition, now, according to required campaign disclosure filings with the State Board of Elections, Cuomo is far ahead in fundraising as well.

Cuomo, who already had over $33 million dollars in his campaign war chest, took in an additional $8.4 million dollars during the first six months of the year, and spent around $6 and a half million dollars, leaving him with a balance of  $35,037,071.40.

GOP candidate for Governor Rob Astorino faces an uphill battle against the incumbent governor.

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New York News
4:26 pm
Mon July 14, 2014

Groups Urge No Vote On Tappan Zee Bridge Loan

Peter Iwanowicz, with Environmental Advocates, urges a no vote by a state oversight board for a loan of clean drinking water funds to help finance the Tappan Zee Bridge

Environmentalists are urging a key review board to vote no on a request from the Cuomo Administration to help finance the rebuilding of a major Thruway bridge with a fund designed for municipal clean water projects.  

Governor Cuomo’s administration wants to use money from a revolving loan fund, designed to help local governments keep their sewer and water treatment systems up to date and their drinking water clean, to instead help pay for the massive Tappan Zee Bridge replacement project.

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New York News
12:15 pm
Sat July 12, 2014

Advocates, Tipped Workers, Seek Pay Increase from Cuomo Wage Board

Advocates for a higher minimum wage are urging for better wages for workers who rely on tips.
Credit nynow.org

Advocates for a higher minimum wage are urging for better wages for workers who rely on tips. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has promised to create a committee to consider raising the minimum rate for the workers, and the groups say they have evidence that an increase is needed.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Health Care Professionals Opposed To Fracking Urge Cuomo Adm. To Look At More Research

Credit Dr. Sandra Steingraber, Ithaca College

A group of health care professionals are seeking a meeting with Governor Cuomo’s health department, saying they have compiled a compendium of new and on going research that highlights numerous health risks associated with hydro fracking.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

LG Candidate Hochul Keeps A Low Profile

Credit Matt Ryan, New York Now

Governor Cuomo’s running mate, Lieutenant Governor Nominee Kathy Hochul, is keeping an unusually low profile during the first months of the election campaign. The lack of public campaigning by Hochul is starting to raise some questions.

Kathy Hochul, a former one term Congresswoman and former Erie County Clerk, appeared with Governor Cuomo at the Democratic State Convention in May, one day after she was chosen to run as Lieutenant Governor.

Hochul promised the audience that she would  “carry our message of hope and optimism across this great state”.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

GOP Candidate For Governor Will Also Run On Anti-Common Core Ballot Line

GOP candidate for Governor Rob Astorino at press conference on opposition to the Common Core learning standards at the Capitol Tuesday

The Republican candidate for Governor is petitioning to run on a new ballot line that capitalizes on public opposition to the new Common Core learning standards.

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