Karen DeWitt

New York News
6:06 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Is Cuomo's Corruption Commission Going Off The Rails?

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News reports in recent days portray New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Moreland Act Commission on corruption as possibly going off the rails. Government reform groups say they are concerned and want some answers.

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New York News
3:36 pm
Mon September 30, 2013

Opposition To Gambling Amendment Heats Up

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Another anti-gambling group has released a study debunking New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s and the legislature’s claims about the benefits of permitting more casino gambling in the state.

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New York News
12:10 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

State's Capital Plan Needs More Detail, Says Watchdog Group

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A budget watchdog group says New York’s new 10-year plan of how it will spend over $174 billion in road and bridge and numerous other projects lacks transparency.

Governor Cuomo’s Administration, for the first time, has compiled a list of all of the state improvement projects projected for the next 10 years, for a total estimated cost of $174.4 billion.

A press release issued earlier this year billed the new Capital Plan as an achievement that “modernizes and rebuilds the state’s infrastructure, grows the economy and creates jobs."

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New York News
12:07 pm
Wed September 25, 2013

Moreland Hearing Focuses On More Alleged Corruption

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The second public hearing held by New York Governor Cuomo’s commission to probe public corruption featured testimony from long time government reform groups. Many brought more evidence that they say shows potential corruption involving money and politics.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Fri September 20, 2013

Second Hearing Tuesday For Moreland Corruption Commission

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The second hearing by New York Governor Cuomo’s Moreland Act Commission on corruption in the legislature will be held Tuesday evening in Albany.  Government reform groups are scheduled to testify, and some say the commission should also be looking at some of the campaign contributions to the Governor himself.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Casino Referendum Wording Increases Odds That Amendment Will Pass, Say Critics

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This November, voters in New York will decide whether the state will allow up to seven new resort style gambling casinos, when they have the choice of saying yes or no to an amendment.  But the wording of the actual referendum on the ballot may increase the odds of the new casinos being approved.

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New York News
6:10 pm
Wed September 18, 2013

Corruption Hearings Continue For Cuomo's Moreland Act Commission

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A commission appointed by Governor Cuomo to investigate public corruption is holding its first series of hearings. At the kick off event in New York City, a prominent figure in busting corruption in the legislature announced he’s found a back door way to confiscating  the pensions of convicted state politicians.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Tue September 17, 2013

Comptroller Looking For Start Up Companies To Invest In

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The State Comptroller says he’s looking for more start up companies and entrepreneurs to invest in, as part of a partnership between the state’s pension fund and private equity managers.

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New York News
6:06 pm
Mon September 16, 2013

Lawsuit Filed As One-Year Anniversary Of Fracking Health Study Nears

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It’s been nearly a year since the administration of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the state health commissioner would conduct a review to determine whether hydrofracking could be done safely in New York. Since then, little information has been released on the on going study. Now, an anti-fracking group is suing the state to find out what exactly is being reviewed.

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New York News
12:17 pm
Sat September 14, 2013

GOP Leader Says There's Interest In Challenging Cuomo in '14

The primaries are over and the general election in November is still weeks away, but already many in the political world are thinking about the next significant contest on the horizon- the 2014 statewide elections.  State GOP Chairman Ed Cox, in an interview with public radio and television, says he’s working on finding a Republican candidate to challenge Governor Andrew Cuomo, and he says several are interested.

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