Karen Dewitt

NYS Capitol Correspondent

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New York News
7:42 am
Thu October 23, 2014

NY Gubernatorial Debate Focuses On Corruption, Fracking, And Housing Discrimination Charges

Four of the candidates for governor of New York faced off in an hour long debate Wednesday night, where they discussed a number of key issues, and the two major party candidates traded charges of lying, and even racism.

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New York News
12:06 pm
Tue October 21, 2014

No Consensus On Redistricting Ballot Amendment

NYPIRG's Blair Horner says the redistricting amendment doesn't go far enough.
Credit C.W. McKeen / The Post - Standard, 2006

Next month, voters will decide whether they want to change the way redistricting is done in New York, by voting on a ballot amendment that would change the state’s constitution. But there are difference of opinion over whether the amendment actually gets rid of gerrymandering, or not.

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New York News
4:46 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Cuomo Says State Preparing For Potential Ebola Cases

There are no known cases of Ebola in New York, but Governor Andrew Cuomo and state officials are making preparations in case one occurs, and have identified eight hospitals as Ebola care centers.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Wed October 15, 2014

Cuomo's New Women's Political Party Serves Multiple Purposes

Credit WAMC/Allison Dunne

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is making women’s rights a central focus of his campaign, focusing on an abortion rights provision. The issue serves multiple purposes for the governor.

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New York News
5:02 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Cuomo To Make Third Out-Of-State Trip

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Governor Andrew Cuomo says he plans to visit Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic before Election Day.

Cuomo, speaking after marching in the Columbus Day parade, says he wants to make a trip to Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic in the next couple of weeks.

“I’d like to get there before Election Day,” Cuomo said. “As a sign of respect to those two communities that I’ve worked with for a very long time.”

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New York News
9:56 am
Thu October 9, 2014

Cuomo Gains Major Business Endorsement

 New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has been endorsed by the state’s largest business lobby for his re- election bid. The Business Council made the announcement Wednesday at the Plug Power energy manufacturing company near Albany.

Business Council President Heather Briccetti says her group is endorsing Cuomo over his GOP challenger Rob Astorino because of the governor’s record on achieving four on time budgets, enacting business tax cuts and holding the increase in state spending and property taxes to 2 percent per year. She also praised Cuomo’s bi-partisan governing style.

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New York News
3:13 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

Cuomo: Conflicting Studies Make Hydrofracking Conclusions Hard

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has made some of his most extensive comments on the controversial topic of hydrofracking to date. But the governor says he’s still studying the matter and won’t make a decision before Election Day.

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New York News
5:13 am
Mon October 6, 2014

Gov. Cuomo Campaigns on Women's Rights Issues

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, his democratic running mate Kathy Hochul and other women’s rights advocates spoke to a cheering crowd of union members and local elected officials, as part of a three city upstate bus tour to promote a 10 point women’s rights plan.

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New York News
8:16 am
Sun October 5, 2014

Cuomo Campaigns on Women's Rights Issues

Credit Karen DeWitt

Governor Cuomo, his democratic running mate Kathy Hochul and other women’s rights advocates spoke to a cheering crowd of union members and local elected officials, as part of a three city upstate bus tour to promote a 10 point women’s rights plan.

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New York News
8:50 am
Thu October 2, 2014

Gov. Cuomo Reaches Out To NY Republicans In New TV Ad

Credit Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is reaching out to moderate Republicans to try to win over their vote in next month’s elections. His efforts have been bolstered by a new ad featuring Larry Rockefeller.

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