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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

Stories filed by Karen DeWitt


Reform of the Rockefeller Drug Laws

Reform of the Rockefeller Drug Laws was one of the many issues left unfinished in 2001. It may be on the New York State Legislature’s agenda for 2002.  Go to full article

Rebuilding New York in 2002

One of the main issues that face state lawmakers in the new year is the rebuilding of New York after the terrorist attacks of September 11th.  Go to full article

NYS English and Math Regents Results

The news is mixed on the results of the Regents English and Math tests taken by New York's high school seniors.  Go to full article

School Budget Request Scaled Back for Next Fiscal Year

The New York State Board of Regents released their budget proposal and school aid plans for the coming fiscal year. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki May Raid Environmental Fund

Environmentalists and Assembly Democrats are accusing Governor Pataki of trying to raid a fund designated for environmental projects. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Addresses New York's Newest Troopers

Governor Pataki spoke to the newest members of the state police force who celebrated their graduation yesterday. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

New Coalition Says HMO Changes Could Compromise Women's Health

A group radiologists and anti-breast cancer activists have formed a coalition. They're trying to fight proposed changes in managed health care that they say could compromise women's health. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Big Donors Dominate NY Governor's Race

A new study by a group that advocates campaign finance reform finds that in the first six months of fundraising for the 2002 governor's race, big donors dominated the giving to all three candidates. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Drug Law Reform Hopes Fade

Hopes are fading for reform of Rockefeller era drug laws this legislative session. Karen Dewitt has an update.  Go to full article

Polls Show Pataki in Good Shape for Reelection Bid

A new poll shows that Governor Pataki will be very tough to beat if Pataki, as expected, seeks reelection for Governor next year. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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