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New York State Political News
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Vol. 20, No. 238
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New York Governor

  1. Governor Cuomo Announces Adoption of New Regulations to Reduce Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative Cap by 30 Percent -, (Andrew Cuomo), December 1, 2020
  2. Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State's Progress During COVID-19 Pandemic -, (Andrew Cuomo), December 1, 2020
  3. Governor Cuomo Signs Legislation Establishing a "Right To Publicity" for Deceased Individuals to Protect Against the Commercial Exploitation of their Name or Likeness -, (Andrew Cuomo), December 1, 2020
  4. Gov. Cuomo announces 5 strategies to combat COVID-19 in New York - WIVT - NewsChannel 34, (Andrew Cuomo), December 1, 2020
  5. Despite Strict Hiring Freeze, Cuomo Brings On Four Staffers - WSHU, (Andrew Cuomo), December 1, 2020
New York Lt. Governor

  1. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul visits Owego - WIVT - NewsChannel 34, (Kathy Hochul), December 1, 2020
US Senate

  1. Gillibrand pushes $6B for food security, weighs $900B stimulus - Hudson Valley 360, (Kirsten Gillibrand), December 1, 2020
  2. Schumer says scandal hit Cal Cunningham cost Dems the Senate because 'couldn't keep his zipper up' - Daily Mail, (Chuck Schumer), December 1, 2020
  3. Sen. Rick Scott calls out Georgia Democrat Senate candidates as 'puppets for Chuck Schumer' - Fox News, (Chuck Schumer), December 1, 2020
  4. Schumer predicts Barr out next for saying no fraud - Republic World, (Chuck Schumer), December 1, 2020
  5. Barr’s future in doubt after Giuliani and Trump campaign blast him for denying widespread election fraud - The Independent, (Chuck Schumer), December 1, 2020
  6. Top Economic Officials Face Questions From Lawmakers - Spectrum News, (Chuck Schumer), December 1, 2020
New York Attorney General

  1. New York Attorney General Letitia James Announces Final Rules To Modernize And Streamline Securities Filings In NYS - Adopted Rules Will Move Filers To National Electronic Systems, Create Greater Protections For Investors - Exchange News Direct, (Letitia James), December 1, 2020
  2. NY Attorney General is fighting to have everyone counted in census - WBNG-TV, (Letitia James), December 1, 2020
  3. Whoopi Goldberg Says Letitia James Is Waiting To Send Trump To Jail - News One, (Letitia James), December 1, 2020
  4. How Black women became New York's power players - City & State, (Letitia James), December 1, 2020
New York Comptroller

  1. Unemployment rate turns higher again - Rochester BeaconRochester Beacon - Rochester Beacon, (Tom DiNapoli), December 1, 2020
New York City Mayor

  1. De Blasio defends withholding COVID testing funds from Catholic schools - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), December 1, 2020
  2. De Blasio Has Actually Got Something Right - The New York Times, (Bill de Blasio), December 1, 2020
  3. Biden's push for compromise on relief bill means Cuomo, de Blasio won't get bailouts - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), December 1, 2020
  4. As cases grow, city issues dire warning for those at risk for COVID-19; mayor calls it the ‘great unknown’ -, (Bill de Blasio), December 1, 2020
  5. NYC Health Commissioner Urges Older People & Anyone With Underlying Conditions To Stay At Home - Gothamist, (Bill de Blasio), December 1, 2020
  6. As Cases and Hospitalizations Rise, New York City Issues Health Advisory to Older New Yorkers and At-Risk Population, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, December 1, 2020
Assembly Speaker

  1. Assembly speaker's chief of staff lived 'opulent' lifestyle from 'unexplained wealth' - Times Union, (Carl Heastie), December 1, 2020
  2. Democrats, Republicans Re-Elect NYS Assembly Leaders - Spectrum News, (Carl Heastie), December 1, 2020
  3. De Blasio to Albany: Please Raise Taxes on the Wealthy - Spectrum News NY1, (Carl Heastie), December 1, 2020
Independent Democratic Conference

  1. Override Cuomo's Veto? Unlikely, Democrats Say - Spectrum News, (Diane Savino (D) - Staten Island), December 1, 2020
  2. Democrats gain veto-proof majority in New York State Senate - Ballotpedia News, (Simcha Felder), December 1, 2020
1st Congressional District (Zeldin)

  1. Zeldin wins after thousands of mailed ballots counted - Newsday, (Nancy Goroff), December 1, 2020
  2. After two weeks of counting absentee ballots, Zeldin and Giglio victories are 'mathematical certainty,' election official says - RiverheadLOCAL, (Nancy Goroff; Lee Zeldin), December 1, 2020
  3. Daily Kickoff: When Tony Blinken and Tom Malinowski played JCC soccer + The future of the National Museum of American Jewish History - Jewish Insider, (Nancy Goroff), December 1, 2020
2nd Congressional District (King)

  1. Biden pledges ‘a recovery for everybody’ as he introduces economic team in Delaware - The Washington Post, (Andrew Garbarino), December 1, 2020
  2. All The Outstanding Races Called In The 3+ Weeks Since The Presidential Election - FiveThirtyEight, (Andrew Garbarino), December 1, 2020
11th Congressional District (Malliotakis)

  1. Alert: Republican Nicole Malliotakis wins election to U.S. House in New York's 11th Congressional District, beating incumbent Rep. Max Rose - San Francisco Chronicle, (Nicole Malliotakis), December 1, 2020
  2. GOP Congresswoman-elect on forming ‘Freedom Force’: Left is ‘totally out of line’ with mainstream - Fox News, (Nicole Malliotakis), December 1, 2020
  3. Republican Congressional group opposing "The Squad" names themselves after X-Men villains - Boing Boing, (Nicole Malliotakis), December 1, 2020
  4. Nicole Malliotakis wins, Max Rose loses in New York U.S. House race - Washington Times, (Max Rose; Nicole Malliotakis), December 1, 2020
  5. House race up in air as county finds 44 uncounted ballots - Huron Daily Tribune, (Max Rose), December 1, 2020
  6. Republican Nicole Malliotakis finally declared winner in NYC swing district - WPIX 11 New York, (Max Rose; Nicole Malliotakis), December 1, 2020
  7. De Blasio Has Actually Got Something Right - The New York Times, (Max Rose), December 1, 2020
16th Congressional District (Bowman)

  1. A Former Principal, Jamaal Bowman Has A List Of Names For Joe Biden’s Education Secretary - HuffPost, (Jamaal Bowman), December 1, 2020
  2. Their agenda on the line, progressives descend on Georgia — but with modified messages. - The New York Times, (Jamaal Bowman), December 1, 2020
  3. Labor groups ask Pelosi to apply trade test to Foreign Affairs chair - Axios, (Jamaal Bowman), December 1, 2020
17th Congressional District (Jones)

  1. What is on Jewish organizations’ agenda for the new Biden administration? - The Jerusalem Post, (Nita Lowey), December 1, 2020
  2. Rahm Emanuel emerges as thorny candidate for Biden transportation post - New York Post, (Mondaire Jones), December 1, 2020
  3. Politician Elisa Crespo Says Her Past Helps Her Connect to Voters - Out Magazine, (Mondaire Jones), December 1, 2020
18th Congressional District (Maloney)

  1. Maloney victory margin widens to more than 12 points after absentee ballots are counted - Times Herald-Record, (Sean P. Maloney), December 1, 2020
  2. Candidates Vie For Head Of Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee - Here And Now, (Sean P. Maloney), December 1, 2020
  3. House takes up 'Tiger King' and marijuana bills, as budget deal is sought - Roll Call, (Sean P. Maloney), December 1, 2020
  4. Yury Mosha – Russian Immigrant Gaining Congress Attention For Section 230 - Lawfuel, (Sean P. Maloney), December 1, 2020
21st Congressional District (Stefanik)

  1. Stefanik cosponsors ALS Act, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), December 1, 2020
  2. Breaking her silence, Stefanik supports Trump's challenges to election - Times Union, (Elise Stefanik), December 1, 2020
  3. Adirondack chamber to hold virtual meeting with Stefanik - Adirondack Daily Enterprise, (Elise Stefanik), December 1, 2020
22nd Congressional District (Brindisi)

  1. Chenango County finds 55 uncounted votes in Brindisi-Tenney House race -, (Claudia Tenney), December 1, 2020
  2. Recounts, lawsuits could leave 2 House seats vacant next year - POLITICO, (Claudia Tenney), December 1, 2020
  3. NY GOP House candidate Claudia Tenney blasts Gov. Cuomo for 'confusion' surrounding uncalled race - Yahoo News, (Claudia Tenney), December 1, 2020
  4. More ballots found in still undecided race between Brindisi and Tenney - Times Union, (Anthony Brindisi), December 1, 2020
24th Congressional District (Katko)

  1. Republican John Katko wins reelection to U.S. House in New York's 24th Congressional District - St. Louis Post-Dispatch, (John Katko), December 1, 2020

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Incumbents in Congress

  1. Maloney Applauds Nasdaq Diversity Rule, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney - New York, 12th (D), December 1, 2020
Incumbents NY State - Press Releases

  1. COVID-19 Update, New York State Governor: Press Releases, December 1, 2020
  2. Attorney General James Announces Final Rules to Modernize and Streamline Securities Filings in NYS, Attorney General: New York, December 1, 2020
Incumbent Leaders NY Senate

  1. How Black women became New York's power players - City & State, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), December 1, 2020
  2. Central New York Senate win brings Democratic seats to 43 - Albany Times Union, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), December 1, 2020
  3. Democrats' supermajority in the state Senate is terrible news for NY's economy - New York Post, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), December 1, 2020
  4. Black women who reshaped NY politics - City & State, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), December 1, 2020
NY State Senate

  1. Nurses strike underway at Montefiore New Rochelle Hospital as contract negotiations fail - The Journal News, (Shelley Mayer), December 1, 2020
  2. Manhattan Electeds Respond to Lucerne Ruling - New York County Politics, (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan), December 1, 2020
  3. Gianaris Calls on Phipps Garden Apts Management to Do Better Maintaining Property - The National Herald, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), December 1, 2020
  4. Democrats bolster super majority in NY Senate with win in Syracuse - New York Post, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), December 1, 2020
NY State Assembly

  1. Scarsdale Forum Featuring Amy Paulin -, (NY Assembly: Amy Paulin (D) - Westchester), December 1, 2020

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U. S. Senate (Murphy)

  1. Blumenthal: Billions needed to prevent ‘fiscal tsunami’ of massive Metro-North job loss, service cuts - New Haven Register, (Richard Blumenthal), December 1, 2020
  2. Metro-North Could Be Forced To Cut 50% Of Its Service - WSHU, (Richard Blumenthal), December 1, 2020
  3. Sen. Blumenthal warns of online scams as holiday season gets underway - News 12 Connecticut, (Richard Blumenthal), December 1, 2020
  4. VIDEO: 50 percent service cut to Metro-North would be 'disastrous,' officials argue - WFSB, (Richard Blumenthal), December 1, 2020
  5. Torrington arts groups receive federal funding, for some ‘keeping the lights on’ - Torrington Register Citizen, (Richard Blumenthal), December 1, 2020
  6. Brown requests extension of pandemic unemployment programs -, (Richard Blumenthal), December 1, 2020
  7. Global Sports Development and Sidewinder Films Partner with UC Speaks Up to Prevent Campus Sexual Assault - PR Web, (Richard Blumenthal), December 1, 2020
  8. It's Official: Senate Commerce Committee To Vote On Simington - Radio & Television Business Report, (Richard Blumenthal), December 1, 2020
  9. Democratic Senators urge funding for states to distribute COVID-19 vaccine - Homeland Preparedness News, (Christopher Murphy; Richard Blumenthal), December 1, 2020
  10. Congress readies final rebuke of Trump foreign policy - Politico, (Christopher Murphy), December 1, 2020
  11. U.S. arms sales to UAE draw fire from 29 rights groups - Reuters, (Christopher Murphy), December 1, 2020
  12. Biden's push for compromise on relief bill means Cuomo, de Blasio won't get bailouts - New York Post, (Christopher Murphy), December 1, 2020
  13. WTNH chief political correspondent Mark Davis retires after 50 years in journalism - Hartford Courant, (Christopher Murphy), December 1, 2020
  14. The confirmation battles begin - POLITICO - Politico, (Christopher Murphy), December 1, 2020
  15. Daily Kickoff: When Tony Blinken and Tom Malinowski played JCC soccer + The future of the National Museum of American Jewish History - Jewish Insider, (Christopher Murphy), December 1, 2020
  16. Sen. Murphy: Proposed Relief Bill 'Could Get Us Through What Could Be A Very Hard And Deadly Winter' - The Chestnut Post, (Christopher Murphy), December 1, 2020
  17. Fight for Judiciary post fuels angst among Senate Democrats - POLITICO, (Christopher Murphy), December 1, 2020

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Voting Issues

  1. As Trump Attacks Georgia Republicans, Party Worries About Senate Races - The New York Times, (Voting Machines), December 1, 2020
  2. Is Trump Going to Preemptively Pardon His Entire Family, Just in Case? - Vanity Fair, (Voting Machines), December 1, 2020
  3. Barr sees no sign of major U.S. vote fraud despite Trump's claims - Reuters, (Vote Fraud), December 1, 2020
  4. Column: Mail-In Voting Does Not Lead to Greater Fraud - Southern Pines Pilot, (Vote Fraud), December 1, 2020



Democracy for America

  1. The Memo: Tension builds around key Biden nominees | TheHill - The Hill, (Democracy for America), December 1, 2020



Election Law Blog

  1. Chris Krebs: “Trump fired me for saying this, but I’ll say it again: The election wasn’t rigged”, December 1, 2020
  2. Video of the Day, December 1, 2020
  3. “More and More Republican Officials Are Standing Up to Trump and His Effort to Overturn the Election”, December 1, 2020
  4. UCLA Voting Rights Project Dec. 8 & 9 Conference: Crafting a New Voting Rights Act for the 21st Century, December 1, 2020
  5. Perhaps the Dumbest Argument Ever Made in Emergency Petition to the Supreme Court Appears in Pennsylvania Election Case, December 1, 2020
  6. Ned Foley Says Changes in the Electoral Count Act are Desperately Needed Before the 2024 Election, December 1, 2020
  7. “The CPA-Wharton Zicklin Model Code of Conduct”, December 1, 2020
  8. “Barr: No evidence of fraud that’d change election outcome”, December 1, 2020
  9. “Federal Court Review of State Court Interpretations of State Laws that Regulate Federal Elections: Debunking the ‘Independent State Legislature’ Notion Once and for all, and Keeping Federal Judges to Their Important but Limited Lanes”, December 1, 2020
  10. “Trump sues to try to reverse Wisconsin’s election results”, December 1, 2020
  11. “A Census Case That Goes to the Heart of American Democracy”, December 1, 2020


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