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Westchester Political News
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Vol. 17, No. 199
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Westchester County Executive

  1. Astorino proposes $268 million capital budget for 2018 - Mid-Hudson News, (Rob Astorino), October 17, 2017
New York Governor

  1. Subsidy sinkhole: Cuomo's upstate 'revival' stalls - Crain's New York Business (blog), (Andrew Cuomo), October 18, 2017
  2. New judge to be sworn in on NY top court - News & Observer, (Andrew Cuomo), October 18, 2017
  3. Governor Cuomo Announces Cruise Automation Applying To Begin First Fully Autonomous Vehicle Testing In New ... -, (Andrew Cuomo), October 17, 2017
  4. Ticket to Ride: Cuomo's 6 biggest transportation projects - City & State - City & State, (Andrew Cuomo), October 17, 2017
  5. Governor Cuomo Announces Measures To Increase Organ Donations In New York State -, (Andrew Cuomo), October 17, 2017
New York Senate

  1. Gillibrand: Gridlock puts NY kids at risk - Plattsburgh Press Republican, (Kirsten Gillibrand), October 18, 2017
  2. Schumer, Gillibrand Secures Federal Funding For White Plains - Patch -, (Kirsten Gillibrand), October 18, 2017
  3. Senate Democratic Agenda - C-SPAN, (Chuck Schumer), October 17, 2017
  4. Gillibrand decries child health care cuts - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, (Kirsten Gillibrand), October 17, 2017
  5. Pence pitches tax plan in WNY visit -, (Kirsten Gillibrand), October 17, 2017
  6. Sen. Gillibrand Keynoting Brooklyn Conference With Radical Artists - Washington Free Beacon (blog), (Kirsten Gillibrand), October 17, 2017
  7. Democrats' single-payer mania is helping Republicans - Chicago Tribune, (Kirsten Gillibrand), October 17, 2017
  8. We Want You: Why Women Should Run for Office -, (Kirsten Gillibrand), October 17, 2017
Incumbents in Congress

  1. Engel, Royce Call for Guatemala Visa Bans and Review of U.S., Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), October 17, 2017
  2. Engel Calls 2018 Social Security COLA Adjustment "Inadequate", Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), October 17, 2017
  3. Engel Statement on Attack in Somalia, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), October 17, 2017
  4. Lowey Discusses Puerto Rico Visit, Pledges Ongoing Support for Recovery Effort with Haverstraw Leaders and Residents Sending Aid, Congresswoman Nita Lowey - New York, 17th (D), October 17, 2017
New York Attorney General

  1. Long Island Auto Dealerships To Pay Settlement For Deceptive Practices - Long Island Weekly News, (Eric Schneiderman), October 18, 2017
  2. Trump Decision to End Insurance Subsidies Sparks Outrage, Lawsuits - Gears Of Biz, (Eric Schneiderman), October 18, 2017
  3. School Bus Drivers Racking Up Red Light Camera Violations, AG Says - CBS New York, (Eric Schneiderman), October 17, 2017
  4. Deloitte to be investigated by Schneiderman over hack -, (Eric Schneiderman), October 17, 2017
New York Comptroller DiNapoli

  1. Rabbi Imprisoned For Stealing Money From Disabled Preschoolers - The Daily Caller, (Tom DiNapoli), October 17, 2017
  2. Long-overdue projects: $27.4 billion needed to repair structurally deficient bridges -, (Tom DiNapoli), October 17, 2017
  3. Infrastructure Bill Could Benefit New York - Jamestown Post Journal, (Tom DiNapoli), October 17, 2017
Incumbents NY State

  1. Wrong On Red: A.G. Schneiderman Releases New Report Detailing Red Light Camera Violations By School Buses - Long Island, (David Buchwald (D)), October 17, 2017
  2. Wrong On Red: A.G. Schneiderman Releases New Report Detailing Red Light Camera Violations By School Buses, Attorney General: New York, October 17, 2017
Assembly Speaker

  1. Assembly Democrats doubtful about special session - Times Union - Albany Times Union, (Carl Heastie), October 18, 2017
  2. Lawmakers seek future for dormant Dutchess prison - Mid-Hudson News, (Carl Heastie), October 18, 2017
New York City Mayor

  1. Meet the new Bill de Blasio - New York Daily News, (Bill de Blasio), October 18, 2017
  2. Nicole Malliotakis wins sergeants union's endorsement - NY Daily ... - New York Daily News, (Nicole Malliotakis), October 18, 2017
  3. Red Sox-loving de Blasio says it's 'constitutionally impossible' for him to root for the Yankees - New York Daily News, (Bill de Blasio), October 17, 2017
  4. Bill de Blasio and the Identity Politics of Christopher Columbus - The New Yorker, (Bill de Blasio), October 17, 2017
  5. NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Assoc. endorses Nicole Malliotakis for mayor - WABC-TV, (Nicole Malliotakis), October 17, 2017
  6. No Tenant Stands Alone: Mayor de Blasio Announces $1M Funding Boost for Door-To-Door Outreach Connecting Tenants to Free Legal Representation, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, October 17, 2017
  7. De Blasio wants to buy back East Village's embattled PS 64 site - Curbed NY, (Bill de Blasio), October 17, 2017
  8. Mayor de Blasio and Charter Schools - New York Times, (Bill de Blasio), October 17, 2017
  9. Mayor Bill de Blasio's re-election bid is short on new ideas ... - Crain's New York Business (blog), (Bill de Blasio), October 17, 2017
  10. Trump Frenemy Bo Dietl Wants to Be Your Mayor - New York Magazine, (Nicole Malliotakis; Bill de Blasio), October 17, 2017
11th Congressional District

  1. Statement from Congressman Dan Donovan on a Judge Blocking President Trump’s Latest Travel Restrictions, Congressman Dan Donovan - New York, 11th (R), October 17, 2017
  2. This Ex-Congressman Wiped Out Six-Figure Big Law Debt - New York Law Journal, (Michael Grimm), October 17, 2017
  3. Could a Donovan, Grimm face-off result in a Dem representative in Staten Island? - City & State, (Michael Grimm), October 17, 2017
17th Congressional District

  1. SULLUM: Does reproductive freedom require forcing people to sin? - Odessa American, (Nita Lowey), October 17, 2017
18th Congressional District

  1. On Cameroon, Bipartisan 24 in US Congress Urge Haley to Get UNSC Meeting, Here - Inner City Press, (Sean P. Maloney), October 17, 2017
  2. Maloney's ag advisory board discusses federal assistance - Mid-Hudson News, (Sean P. Maloney), October 17, 2017

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9th Senate (Skelos seat)

  1. Senator Kaminsky Hosts Silver Lake Community Cleanup -, (Todd Kaminsky), October 17, 2017

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Voting Issues

  1. TOP FIVE: On voting machines, birth, juvenile prosecution, security and student loans - Statehouse Report, (Voting Machines), October 17, 2017
  2. Wary of hackers, states move to upgrade voting systems - Egypttoday (blog), (Voting Machines), October 17, 2017

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Democracy for America

  1. The Urge to Purge - Politico, (Democracy for America), October 17, 2017



Election Law Blog

  1. “Conflict Mounts Inside Voting Fraud Commission in the Wake of Child Porn Arrest”, October 18, 2017
  2. Texas, with Paul Clement on Brief, Files SCOTUS Jurisdictional Statement in Congressional Redistricting Case, October 17, 2017
  3. “The Supreme Court is Allergic to Math”, October 17, 2017
  4. Sad News: David Dunn, One of Few Democratic Members of Pence-Kobach Fraud Commission, Dies at 52, October 17, 2017
Daily Kos Elections

  1. New polls find a tight race for Virginia governor, but Democrat Ralph Northam dominates fundraising, October 17, 2017
  2. Republicans drop breathtakingly racist mail piece in Virginia House race, targeting Latina Democrat, October 17, 2017
  3. Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 10/17, October 17, 2017
  4. Morning Digest: Tennessee's former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen says he's considering a Senate bid, October 17, 2017


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