Karen Dewitt

NYS Capitol Correspondent

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New York News
6:06 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

Moreland Fallout Continues For Cuomo

Credit Office of Governor Andrew Cuomo

A new poll finds that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is still feeling the fallout from the demise of his Moreland Commission, a panel that was investigating corruption in the legislature. Cuomo disbanded the commission as part of the state budget deal.

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New York News
5:30 am
Tue April 22, 2014

Poll Shows Cuomo Vulnerable On The Left

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A new poll finds New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in a double-digit lead against his republican opponent for the fall elections. But the survey finds that ratio changes, if a progressive third party candidate emerges.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Study Finds New Yorkers Don't Want School Mergers

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and the legislature approved a plan in the state budget to encourage local governments and schools to merge and share services over the next few years in an attempt to lower property taxes.  But according to a study by school administrators, attempts at school district mergers in recent years have failed, partly because the public doesn’t want them.

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New York News
12:14 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

Documents Show New York's Fracking Health Study Is Ongoing

Documents obtained by a group opposed to hydrofracking in New York show that the Cuomo Administration is conducting a thorough and comprehensive health study on the controversial natural gas drilling process. The Finger Lakes-based organization is wondering, why then, the review has been conducted almost entirely in secret.

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New York News
4:38 pm
Wed April 9, 2014

State Gaming Commission Hears Testimony On Problem Gambling

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The New York State Gaming Commission is holding hearings on the issue of gambling addiction. It is part of a process that will allow the building of up to seven new casino gambling resorts in New York over the next several years.

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New York News
4:42 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Medical Marijuana Next Big Issue In New York

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Now that the New York State budget is done, the focus at the Capitol shifts to some other priorities, including whether to allow medical marijuana. Advocates came to the Capitol to lobby lawmakers, but the bill is getting bogged down over political skirmishes.

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New York News
12:04 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Cideries Now On Menu At New York Distillery Summit

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday hosted a second beer, wine, spirits — and now, cider —   summit to showcase one of the state’s few growth industries.

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New York News
4:50 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

New Teachers Union President Wants to Increase Union's Political Potency

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There is a big change at New York State’s largest teachers union. Members of New York State United Teachers elected new leadership after months of unrest over the state’s flawed roll out of the new Common Core standards.

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New York News
12:24 pm
Mon April 7, 2014

Comptroller Opts Out Of Public Finance, Says Program Flawed

The New York State Comptroller says he won’t be participating in a new pilot public campaign finance program agreed to in the state budget, and government reform groups say, they don’t blame him.

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New York News
12:15 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Anti-Corruption Panel, Moreland Commission Ends

The recently enacted state budget also marks the end of a commission that was investigating corruption in the legislature. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo agreed to dismantle the Moreland Act panel as part of a deal on ethics reform.

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