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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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In Albany Everything and Nothing Changes

Lobbyists at the Capitol are approaching their jobs in a new way since September 11, but many advocacy groups have found that the same issues that they were working on before the terrorist attacks still remain. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NYS Legislature Looks at School Aid Increases

When the state legislature returns this month the issue of school aid will be on the agenda. In the meantime, schools say they could still use some extra help. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

SUNY Researchers Urged to Study Terrorism

Scientists at the State University of New York are being urged to apply their research to help fight terrorism. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Giuliani Term Extension May Be Up to Legislature

It may be up to the state legislature to determine whether New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani can stay on as Mayor after his term is scheduled to end on December 31. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

NYS Lawmakers Return to a Changed Budget Battle

State lawmakers have once again began working on the state budget but they say they return to a very different financial situation since the terrorist attacks. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Thanks Firefighters

Firefighters from around New York were thanked by Governor Pataki yesterday for their efforts to help in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in lower Manhattan. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

National Women's Hall of Fame Cancels Induction in New York Tourism Slump

State tourism has suffered since the terrorist attacks, but people in the tourism industry from across the state have mixed opinions about whether the effects are long term. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Terrorism May Affect Some Programs' Funding

How funding for some state programs could be affected following the terrorist attacks. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

World Trade Center "Shrine" at the New York State Museum

A large photograph of the Manhattan skyline at the New York State museum, which features the World Trade Center Towers, has become a shrine in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Visits Disaster HQ, Relaxes Access to Survivor Benefits

Governor Pataki encouraged workers at the State Emergency Management Operations. He also took steps to make it easier for relatives of victims of the terrorist attacks to obtain benefits. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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