Karen Dewitt

NYS Capitol Correspondent

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New York News
7:41 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Working Families Party Endorsement Going Down To The Wire

Dan Cantor is the Executive Director of the Working Families Party

It’s coming down to the wire for a decision on whether the Working Families Party endorses New York Governor Andrew Cuomo for reelection or not. Talks are ongoing as the Saturday convention approaches.

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New York News
12:14 pm
Thu May 29, 2014

Astorino Pressing For Term Limits, But Not Public Financing

Credit WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

The Republican candidate for governor of New York, Rob Astorino, is pressing for term limits for state officials. He also spoke against another reform proposal percolating in the legislature, campaign finance reform, on Wednesday.

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New York News
3:10 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Bill Proposed To Combat Heroin Epidemic

Sen. Stewart-Cousins says she is hopeful a deal can be reached.

A Republican-led Senate task force has released a package of bills aimed at combating the growing heroin addiction in New York.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Cuomo Critic Primary Threat Against Lt. Governor Choice

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo continues to face a challenge from the left leaning members of his own party, that will play out at the end of the week in the Working Families Party convention.  In addition, a progressive Democrat and wealthy businessman who’s been a harsh critic of Cuomo is threatening to try to get on the ballot for Lieutenant Governor.

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New York News
2:31 pm
Thu May 22, 2014

Govenor Cuomo Nominated For Second Term

Democratic convention-goers nominated Gov. Cuomo Thursday.
Credit Matt Ryan

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo was nominated to run for a second term at the state Democratic convention Thursday in Long Island, along with his freshly chosen running mate, former Western New York Congresswoman Kathy Hochul.

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New York News
3:53 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

New York Comptroller Race: Tom DiNapoli

The Comptroller’s race has the option of a pilot program for public campaign financing, under a budget deal reached earlier this year. 

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Politics
2:00 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Astorino Officially Nominated At GOP Convention

Republican Rob Astorino accepts the nomination for governor.
Credit Matt Ryan

Rob Astorino accepted the Republican nomination for governor at the state party convention in Westchester Thursday, saying Governor Andrew Cuomo hasn’t lived up to his promises to improve the state.

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New York News
8:42 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Pataki Law Partner Chosen As GOP Candidate For Attorney General

New York Republicans have chosen their candidate for Attorney General. John Cahill is a former top aide to Governor George Pataki . 

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New York News
8:39 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Astorino Claims Cuomo Aid Made Him Sit In The Back During President's Speech

The Republican candidate for governor of New York, Rob Astorino, claims an aid to Governor Andrew Cuomo made him sit in the back during President Obama’s visit to the Tappan Zee Bridge Wednesday, a charge Cuomo’s spokesman denies.

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New York News
8:35 am
Thu May 15, 2014

GOP Comptroller Candidate Says Public Finance A Factor In His Decision

New York State Republicans have picked their candidate for Comptroller, he’s the Onondaga County Comptroller Robert Antonacci. He’ll be the first statewide candidate in New York to rely on public financing to pay for his campaign.

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