Karen DeWitt

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
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
12:04 pm
Tue April 8, 2014

Cideries Now On Menu At New York Distillery Summit

Credit Karen DeWitt

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

Karen Magee
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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
3:12 pm
Mon March 31, 2014

New York Comptroller: Finance Plan "Seriously Flawed"

Comptroller DiNapoli
Credit Karen DeWitt

New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says a test public campaign finance plan that would apply only to his office is “seriously flawed,” and might even be unworkable.

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New York News
12:14 pm
Thu March 27, 2014

Budget Talks Take Place Behind Closed Doors, As Usual

Credit Office of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo

When the budget deal is finally reached in Albany, average New Yorkers will have had little access to the details of the important items that Governor Andrew Cuomo and lawmakers are discussing. That’s because the long Albany tradition known as three men in a room continues.

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New York News
12:07 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Activists Take To Their Smart Phones To Web Cast Assembly Meetings

Government reform activists took their smart phones into New York Assembly Committee meetings to live stream meetings that so far have not been available on line to the public.

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New York News
4:09 pm
Tue February 25, 2014

Silver Urges Senate To Pass DREAM Act

Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver
Credit Karen DeWitt

New York Assembly Democrats were passing a one house version of the DREAM Act on Tuesday, a bill to give college aid to the children of undocumented immigrants. They urged the Senate to follow suit.

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New York News
8:07 am
Tue January 14, 2014

Patients Urge Medical Marijuana In New York

Karen DeWitt

Patients with serious health conditions, including children with a severe seizure disorder, came to the Capitol on the first formal day of the legislative session to urge passage of a bill to more fully allow access to medical marijuana in New York.

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