Karen Dewitt

NYS Capitol Correspondent

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New York News
6:08 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Cuomo's Tax Commission Report Delayed

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s commission to study tax cuts appears likely to miss the Friday deadline to report its findings by December 6, after controversy over former Governor George Pataki’s desire to cut income taxes for all wage earners, including the wealthy. 

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New York News
6:07 pm
Wed December 4, 2013

Future Of Public Campaign Finance Uncertain

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One of the most controversial recommendations in New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission report released this week is to enact public financing of campaigns for statewide elections.

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New York News
3:41 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Moreland Commission Report Draws Reaction

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Advocates and lawmakers at the Capitol are reacting to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission report. It offers scathing criticism of what the commission says is a corrupt culture in Albany, and recommends numerous reforms.

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New York News
5:32 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Moreland Commission Recommends Public Campaign Financing, Other Reforms

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Governor Cuomo’s anti corruption commission issued a scathing report Monday evening that criticizes what the commission says is Albany’s culture of corruption and recommends numerous reforms.

The Moreland Act Commissioners describe their report as a “blue print” to fix what they say is the pervasive “dysfunction” in Albany. They recommend enacting New York City style public campaign financing for statewide elections, and closing loopholes that allow limited liability corporations and party housekeeping accounts to blatantly shirk existing limits for campaign contributions.

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New York News
6:08 pm
Mon December 2, 2013

Cuomo's Anti-Corruption Commission To Report This Week

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s anti-corruption commission is meeting Monday for the final time and is expected to issue a report this week (as early as Tuesday).

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New York News
6:07 pm
Thu November 21, 2013

More State Funding Sought For Anti-Smoking Programs

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Today is the American Cancer Society’s Great American Smokeout, an effort begun by anti-cancer groups nearly four decades ago to help people quit smoking. This year the Cancer Society in New York is using the day to call attention to a decline in state spending on anti-smoking programs.

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New York News
6:07 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

New York Education Commissioner Faces Grilling By Assemblymembers

New York State’s Education Commissioner, John King, faced a bi-partisan grilling by liberal and conservative Assemblymembers at a hearing on growing concerns over student privacy.

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New York News
4:12 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Progressive Groups Weigh In On Tax Reform

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Taxes and tax reform are likely to be a major topic in the next legislative session, which begins in seven weeks. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is relying on two separate commissions for ideas about tax changes, while progressive groups and Republicans in the State Senate are also weighing in.

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New York News
12:10 pm
Tue November 19, 2013

Cuomo's Job Performance Hits All-Time Low In Poll

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s approval rating is the lowest it’s been since he’s been governor, according to a new poll. The Siena College survey also finds many New Yorkers are satisfied with the implementation of the new Common Core standards in schools. 

      

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New York News
12:35 pm
Mon November 18, 2013

Cuomo's Job Performance Hits All-Time Low In Poll

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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s approval rating is the lowest it’s been since he’s been governor, according to a new poll. 

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