Karen DeWitt

NYS Public Radio/WXXI

Karen DeWitt appears in the following:

Paterson to Layoff 898 State Workers Before Year's End

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Governor David Paterson says 898 state workers will receive layoff notices, a move that has angered unions that didn't expect job losses before the end of the year. Paterson says the layoffs will be concentrated in several agencies, including the Departments of Corrections and Parks and the State Police.

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After Weeks of Wrangling, Senate Approves New York State Budget

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Lawmakers finally completed the over-four-months-late state budget on Tuesday evening.

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NY Gov. Paterson Says Layoffs for State Workers Imminent

Monday, July 26, 2010

Gov. David Paterson says he and his staff will being working “immediately” on layoff plans for state workers since New York is running out of cash.

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NYS Budget Director: Layoff Plans Could Come Next Month

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New York Gov. David Paterson’s budget director says a layoff plan for state workers may be drawn up as early as August, and numbers will depend on the results of an early retirement plan.

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NY Gov. Paterson Threatening to Call Lawmakers Back to Albany...Again

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

New York Gov. David Paterson is once again threatening to call lawmakers into a special session, to finish the state budget, which is now 15 weeks late, and other unresolved issues.

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Paterson Proposes New Revenue Bill

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Gov. David Paterson has proposed a new revenue bill that would close the state’s budget gap, but he says the legislature is refusing to accept the measures.

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Comptroller DiNapoli Says New York Racing Association on the Edge of Insolvency

Monday, July 12, 2010

The New York state Comptroller says the New York Racing Association (NYRA) is once again facing insolvency early next year if a contract to expand gambling at the Aqueduct Race Track is not settled soon.

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New York GOP Says Dems Must Disclose More Details of State Budget Proposal

Friday, July 09, 2010

The New York state legislature is on hiatus for at least a couple of weeks, and the state budget remains unfinished.

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Paterson Delivers Vetoes to Legislature

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Governor Paterson says he's not negotiating as he delivers vetoes to the legislature on Wednesday.

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Paterson on the Budget, His Trip To D.C., and How He Will Sign 6,900 Vetoes

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

New York Governor David Paterson sat down with WNYC's Karen DeWitt to discuss the state's delayed budget, his lobbying trip to Washington and how he expects to actually sign 6,900 vetoes of the legislature's proposed member items.

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NY Legislature Restores Cuts, but Paterson Wields Veto

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New York Gov. David Paterson has vetoed over $400 million in additional spending out of the legislature’s budget, saying lawmakers had engaged in “gimmicks” and “chicanery.”

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Supreme Ct Ruling May Affect Bruno Case

Thursday, June 24, 2010

A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday could impact the prison sentence for New York’s former state Senate Majority Leader, Joe Bruno.

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NY Lawmakers Approve Nation's Highest Tobacco Tax as Part of Emergency Budget Bill

Monday, June 21, 2010

The New York State Legislature has approved a weekly emergency spending bill to keep the government running.

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Albany Averts Shutdown in Final Hour

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

The New York Legislature passed an emergency spending bill Monday night that gives the state enough money to keep running - and averted a government shutdown.

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Republicans Claim Albany Shut Down Unlikely

Monday, June 14, 2010

Republican senators say government will not be shut down when the state’s temporary budget extenders expire later today, and indicate that they will provide enough votes to help Democrats keep things running.

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NY Lawmakers Pass Emergency Spending Bill

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The New York State legislature has passed $385 million in health care cuts and millions more in savings as part of emergency spending measures to keep the government running.

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Judge Dismisses Paterson's Furlough Proposal

Friday, May 28, 2010

A federal Judge sided with state worker unions today, and against New York Governor David Paterson, when he threw out Gov. Paterson's proposed plan for one-day-a-week furloughs for state workers.

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Cuomo Receives Party Nomination

Thursday, May 27, 2010

New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo received his party's nomination for the Democratic convention today.

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Paterson Seeks Second Budget Extension

Thursday, April 08, 2010

With the New York state budget a week overdue Governor David Paterson says he's issuing another round of emergency spending measures.

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Paterson Seeks Wage Freeze from Public Workers

Thursday, April 01, 2010

Asks public employees to forego a 4% raise, which takes effect today.

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