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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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Budget Crisis Could Hamper Food Shelf Efforts

Religious and civic groups that run food pantries say more people are seeking help to feed themselves and their families than ever before. They are worried that the state's budget crisis could make that situation even worse. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Urged to Veto New Car Insurance Bill

Consumer advocates, and even some insurance companies, are urging Governor Pataki to veto a bill that they say will result in higher car insurance costs for New Yorkers. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Pataki Criticized for Not Enacting New Anti-Smog Rules

Public health groups say that Governor Pataki's administration has failed to follow through on new rules that could help reduce summertime smog and other air pollution. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

Transgendered People Want to be Included in SONDA

The New York Senate is set next month to pass a bill that would give gays and lesbians equal rights in employment, housing and other areas. Now, transgendered groups say the bill should be amended to include them, as well. Karen Dewitt reports.  Go to full article

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

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