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New York State Political News
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Vol. 18, No. 293
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New York Governor

  1. Cuomo opposes mobile sports betting - New York Post, (Andrew Cuomo), March 18, 2019
  2. Don’t rush congestion pricing through — get it right instead - New York Post, (Andrew Cuomo), March 18, 2019
  3. 'Political Reptilian Brains': Cuomo Blasts Democrats and the Left - Common Dreams, (Andrew Cuomo), March 18, 2019
  4. Cuomo increases security at key infrastructure points after Utrecht shooting - 13WHAM-TV, (Andrew Cuomo), March 18, 2019
  5. New York might not legalize marijuana for recreational use in 2019 - The GrowthOp, (Andrew Cuomo), March 18, 2019
  6. NY Increases Security At Houses Of Worship As A Precaution - WIBX AM 950, (Andrew Cuomo), March 18, 2019
New York Lt. Governor

  1. Local News Hochul on marijuana: "We are not giving up" - WKBW-TV, (Kathy Hochul), March 18, 2019
US Senate

  1. Kirsten Gillibrand: Everything you need to know about the 2020 candidate - Axios, (Kirsten Gillibrand), March 18, 2019
  2. What is Kirsten Gillibrand's economic plan? - MSNBC, (Kirsten Gillibrand), March 18, 2019
  3. Gillibrand pledges to go after drug companies over opioid crisis - NBC News, (Kirsten Gillibrand), March 18, 2019
  4. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand: 'Will brave win?' | Campaign 2020 - Washington Post, (Kirsten Gillibrand), March 18, 2019
  5. Kirsten Gillibrand campaigns in Michigan with Governor Gretchen Whitmer - KIMA CBS 29, (Kirsten Gillibrand), March 18, 2019
  6. Pelosi, Schumer urge FBI investigate massage parlor owner's ties to Trump - Washington Examiner, (Chuck Schumer), March 18, 2019
  7. Schumer Touts POWER Act In Albany - WAMC, (Chuck Schumer), March 18, 2019
  8. Trump owns the potential woes of Hudson tunnels - amNY, (Chuck Schumer), March 18, 2019
New York Attorney General

  1. The ‘Men’s Liberation’ Movement Time Forgot - VICE, (Eric Schneiderman), March 18, 2019
  2. N.Y. Attorney General Calls For $5.6 Million Fine Against Trump's 'Self-Dealing' Foundation - HuffPost, (Letitia James), March 18, 2019
  3. Filings show charity spent more on catering than on scholarships - Times Union, (Letitia James), March 18, 2019
New York Comptroller

  1. Commentary: Divest state pension fund to ease climate change - Times Union, (Tom DiNapoli), March 18, 2019
  2. 10 towns seek internet sales-tax agreement - Newsday, (Tom DiNapoli), March 18, 2019
  3. Investors question Lyft on dual-class shares without sunset - Pensions & Investments, (Tom DiNapoli), March 18, 2019
New York City Mayor

  1. Bill de Blasio, pitching $10B climate change plan, blames global warming for Hurricane Sandy - Fox News, (Bill de Blasio), March 18, 2019
  2. Mayor de Blasio Vowed to Create 100,000 Jobs. The Truth? No One Really Knows. - The New York Times, (Bill de Blasio), March 18, 2019
  3. NY Mayor de Blasio Criticizes Obama, Praises 'Obamacare' - Insurance News Net, (Bill de Blasio), March 18, 2019
  4. Only 7 Black Students Got Into N.Y.’s Most Selective High School, Out of 895 Spots - The New York Times, (Bill de Blasio), March 18, 2019
  5. City Announces $2.8 Million in Funding for Over 175 Cultural Organizations from Metropolitan Museum Admissions Revenue Agreement, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, March 18, 2019
Assembly Speaker

  1. Labor leaders speak up for Assembly Speaker Heastie - Times Union, (Carl Heastie), March 18, 2019
  2. Assembly Speaker discusses major budget issues, as deadline nears - WBFO, (Carl Heastie), March 18, 2019
  3. How the pitch for New York City casinos could save the upstate ones - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, (Carl Heastie), March 18, 2019
  4. Only 7 Black Students Got Into N.Y.’s Most Selective High School, Out of 895 Spots - The New York Times, (Carl Heastie), March 18, 2019
Independent Democratic Conference

  1. Councilman wants serial subway pervs banned for life - New York Post, (Diane Savino (D) - Staten Island), March 18, 2019
1st Congressional District (Zeldin)

  1. Former Lee Zeldin campaign chief moves to Suffolk elections board - Newsday, (Lee Zeldin), March 18, 2019
  2. Interview with Rep. Lee Zeldin - Jewish Journal, (Lee Zeldin), March 18, 2019
  3. Rep. Zeldin Introduces Resolution ‘Rejecting Anti-Israel and Anti-Semitic Hatred’ - Jewish Journal, (Lee Zeldin), March 18, 2019
  4. Rep. Zeldin Reiterates Call to Strengthen Seasonal Visa Program, Including H-2A & H-2B Programs, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), March 18, 2019
  5. Rep. Zeldin Marches in Rocky Point St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), March 18, 2019
17th Congressional District (Lowey)

  1. Pentagon sends Congress list of projects that could be cut to pay for Trump's border wall - WPSD Local 6, (Nita Lowey), March 18, 2019
  2. Support builds for law to increase fed job access for ex-criminals - Federal News Network, (Nita Lowey), March 18, 2019
  3. Caucus Seeks $70 Million Targeted Aid Package for Artsakh and Armenia - Armenian Weekly, (Nita Lowey), March 18, 2019
  4. Ilhan Omar anti-Semitic comments condemned in House resolution - Stock Standard, (Nita Lowey), March 18, 2019
18th Congressional District (Maloney)

  1. Maloney Encourages Americans to Send Birthday Cards to World War II Veteran Celebrating 100th Birthday, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney - New York, 18th (D), March 18, 2019
  2. Cornerstone clinic in Mtown getting $7.5M in upgrades - Times Herald-Record, (Sean P. Maloney), March 18, 2019
  3. The Point: Controversy over LIPA decision grows - Newsday, (Sean P. Maloney), March 18, 2019
19th Congressional District (Delgado)

  1. Rep. Antonio Delgado Welcomes Schoharie County Business Owner to Committee Hearing on Rural Digital Entrepreneurship, Congressman Antonio Delgado - New York, 19th (D), March 18, 2019
  2. Gillibrand's NY colleagues slow to endore her - The Daily Star, (Antonio Delgado), March 18, 2019
21st Congressional District (Stefanik)

  1. Stefanik to Serve as Co-Chair of the Northern Border Caucus, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), March 18, 2019
  2. House passes Putin transparency bill co-sponsored by Elise Stefanik - Watertown Daily Times, (Elise Stefanik), March 18, 2019
22nd Congressional District (Brindisi)

  1. Charter Spectrum issues bring residents to Anthony Brindisi's Binghamton office - pressconnects, (Anthony Brindisi), March 18, 2019
  2. Brindisi Hosts Roundtable for District 22 Residents - FOX 40 News WICZ TV, (Anthony Brindisi), March 18, 2019
  3. Ag labor shortage fix offered for dairy industry - Feed Stuffs, (Anthony Brindisi), March 18, 2019
  4. American Dairy Coalition Supports Bill to Address Labor Shortages -, (Anthony Brindisi), March 18, 2019
  5. BRINDISI: TRACTOR SUPPLY RIBBON-CUTTING A MILESTONE FOR THE MOHAWK VALLEY’S ECONOMY, Congressman Anthony Brindisi – New York, 22nd (D), March 18, 2019
24th Congressional District (Katko)

  1. Katko honored for bipartisanship, effectiveness - Finger Lakes Times, (John Katko), March 18, 2019
  2. The Health 202: Democrats are taking their turn using 'Mediscare' as a political tactic - The Washington Post, (John Katko), March 18, 2019
27th Congressional District (Collins)

  1. Trump Crackdown Unnerves Immigrants, and the Farmers Who Rely on Them - The New York Times, (Chris Collins), March 18, 2019
NY Senate: District 9 - Kaminsky/Skelos Seat

  1. LIPA to weigh plan to convert food waste to energy - Newsday, (Todd Kaminsky), March 18, 2019
  2. Suburban politicians want a cut of congestion pricing cash too - New York Post, (Todd Kaminsky), March 18, 2019

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Incumbents in Congress

  1. Maloney Reintroduces Bills to Fight Workplace Sexual Harassment, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney - New York, 12th (D), March 18, 2019
  2. Chairman Nadler Update on Initial 81 Document Requests as Part of House Judiciary Committee's Investigation into Threats Against the Rule of Law, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), March 18, 2019
  3. Congressman Suozzi's statement on Amazon pulling out of planned NY headquarters, Congressman Tom Suozzi - New York, 3rd (D), March 18, 2019
Incumbents NY State - Press Releases

  1. Promoting Faculty Diversity at SUNY, New York State Governor: Press Releases, March 18, 2019
  2. State Legislature To Hold Joint Central New York Hearing On New York’s Transit Systems, New York State Senate: Press Releases, March 18, 2019
  3. Advancing New York Values, Protecting Taxpayers, New York State Senate: Press Releases, March 18, 2019
Incumbent Leaders NY Senate

  1. ALBANY WATCH: Will state budget be late? - Times Herald-Record, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), March 18, 2019
  2. Suburban politicians want a cut of congestion pricing cash too - New York Post, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), March 18, 2019
  3. NYS Senator Discusses Budget Issues - WAMC, (John Flanagan), March 18, 2019
  4. Measure in Olympia Would Boost Broadband's Reach in Underserved Communities, But Only Make a Dent - Centralia Chronicle, (John Flanagan), March 18, 2019
NY State Senate

  1. Elected Officials, Religious & Community Leaders Join Rep. Maloney in UES Rally Condemning Rising Anti-Semitism & Hate - The Jewish Voice, (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan), March 18, 2019
  2. Anti-vaxxer’s nightmare – Soon kids won’t need parent’s permission to get vaccinated - Hiptoro, (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan), March 18, 2019
  3. Bill would prohibit the sale of dogs, cats and rabbits in pet stores - Legislative Gazette, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), March 18, 2019
  4. Automatic voter registration would strengthen democracy in New York - The Journal News |, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), March 18, 2019
  5. The 3rd International Day of Greek Language and Culture at Stathakion Cultural Center - Hellenic News of America, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), March 18, 2019

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U. S. Senate (Murphy)

  1. Sen. Richard Blumenthal blasts Facebook after New Zealand mosque shooter live streams his attack - Hartford Courant, (Richard Blumenthal), March 18, 2019
  2. Senator Blumenthal demands recall of Hyundai and Kia cars after engine fire, failure reports -, (Richard Blumenthal), March 18, 2019
  3. Trump claims media is trying to blame him for New Zealand mass shooting - POLITICO, (Richard Blumenthal), March 18, 2019
  4. Sandy Hook Families Can Sue Gun Manufacturer, Rules Connecticut Supreme Court - Governing, (Richard Blumenthal), March 18, 2019
  5. Why a Big Tech Breakup Looks Better to Washington - The New York Times, (Richard Blumenthal), March 18, 2019
  6. US Sen. Murphy to Travel to UK, Ireland to Talk Brexit - NBC Connecticut, (Christopher Murphy), March 18, 2019
  7. The Gun Control Campaign Against The AR-15 Is Full Of Lies - The Federalist, (Christopher Murphy), March 18, 2019

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Voting Issues

  1. Live updates: US midterm elections - Hermann Herald, (Voting Machines), March 18, 2019
  2. Voter suppression is a lasting legacy of the Transatlantic Slave trade | New Orleans' Multicultural News Source - Louisiana Weekly, (Voter Intimidation), March 18, 2019



Democracy for America

  1. Live: UN Security Council holds briefing on the Democratic Republic of the Congo - NBC Montana, (Democracy for America), March 18, 2019
  2. Ilhan Omar anti-Semitic comments condemned in House resolution - Stock Standard, (Democracy for America), March 18, 2019



Election Law Blog

  1. Tenth Circuit Panel in Oral Argument in Fish v. Schwab (was: Fish v. Kobach) Seems Skeptical of Kansas’s Attempt to Reverse District Court’s Block of Kansas’s Documentary Proof of Citizenship Law, March 19, 2019
  2. DOJ Wants Supreme Court to Grant and Hold the CA Census Citizenship Question Case Pending Outcome of the New York Case, March 18, 2019
  3. Florida: “Amendment 4 advocates criticize Florida House bill that adds restrictions to felon voting rights”, March 18, 2019
  4. “US Supreme Court denies hearing Ron Paul 2012 aides’ appeal”, March 18, 2019
  5. “Supreme Court Weighs Race Challenge to Virginia Voting Map”, March 18, 2019
  6. Supreme Court Posts Transcript of Argument in Today’s Bethune-Hill Case (Va. Racial Gerrymandering), March 18, 2019
  7. Government Must Reveal Names of People Mentioned in Partially Redacted von Spakovsky Email on Voter Fraud Commission; Some Speculation, March 18, 2019
  8. “Kansas hopes to resurrect proof-of-citizenship voting law championed by Kobach”, March 18, 2019
  9. “Partisan Gerrymandering Returns to a Transformed Supreme Court”, March 18, 2019
  10. About Those Supposed 58,000 Noncitizen Voters in Texas? So Far 14 Registrations Were Cancelled, and Some of Those May Be Citizens, March 18, 2019
  11. “We know Trump drives turnout. Here’s how states can get even more people to vote.”, March 18, 2019
  12. “One Way to Spot a Partisan Gerrymander”, March 18, 2019


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