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NCPR News Staff: Karen DeWitt

NYS Capitol Correspondent
Karen DeWitt has covered state government and politics at the New York State Capitol for public radio for ten years. Before that she worked at WINS, New York. She has also written for numerous publications, including Adirondack Life, Empire State Report, and Metroland. E-mail

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Study: New York's Air More Polluted Last Summer Than Ever

A new study by the American Lung Association finds New Yorker's breathed more polluted air last summer than any year on record. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Avoids Budget Details in First Post-Election Press Conference

Governor Pataki, in his first post-election news conference, talked about some of what he'd like to accomplish in his third term in office, but avoided any specific details about how he might handle the upcoming budget crisis. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Wins Third Term

Governor Pataki thanked hundreds of cheering supporters at a Manhattan hotel last night after winning a third term. Karen Dewitt was there and has this report.  Go to full article

Gubernatorial Candidates Spend Final Day Campaigning

The candidates for governor of New York spent the last day of the campaign, engaged in a flurry of visits in many parts of the state, in their eleventh hour attempt to get supporters out to the polls. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Gubernatorial Candidates Spend Final Day on the Campaign Trail

With just one day until voters go to the polls, the candidates for governor of New York are fine tuning for last minute strategies, and urging supporters to get out and vote for them on Election Day. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Golisano Still in the Race for
Governor

Independence Party candidate Tom Golisano is staying in the governor's race. Golisano ended speculation that he might drop out with a paid advertisement on Sunday night. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

The Gubernatorial Candidates Respond to the State's Budget Woes

Although most experts believe that the state is facing a budget crisis next year. Few of the candidates for governor have said much of how they would deal with the problem. Reporter Karen Dewitt take a look at what the top three candidate have revealed about how they'll deal with the fiscal problem that many think could be second only to the crisis of the 1970's.  Go to full article

Attack Ads Prevail in the Final Days of the Election

In the final days before the election the New York governor's race has taken its nastiest tone yet. Incumbent Governor George Pataki and Independence party candidate Tom Golisano are running harsh attack ads against each other as Democrat Carl McCall's campaign has faded. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

The Gubernatorial Candidates and the Issues, Part 2: Upstate Economy

One of the major issues in the 2002 New York Governors race has been the stagnant upstate economy and what the candidates can do to improve it. Challengers, Democratic Carl McCall and Independence party's Tom Golisano, have blamed incumbent Governor George Pataki for the state's economic problems. Pataki defends his record. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

The Gubernatorial Candidates and the Issues, Part 1: Education

With one week to go in the New York governor's race, many voters are not making up their minds about who they will choose on election day. Karen Dewitt takes a look at where the top three candidates in the race stand on issues that are important to New Yorkers, beginning with education.  Go to full article

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