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Wednesday, January 22, 2020
 
Vol. 20, No. 14
 
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NEW YORK ELECTION NEWS

New York Governor

  1. Cuomo seeks to change new law that ends bail for misdemeanors, some felonies - Newsday, (Nick Langworthy), January 21, 2020
  2. Gov. Andrew Cuomo Expected To Sign Legislation To Help Hempstead Schools - CBS New York, (Andrew Cuomo), January 21, 2020
  3. Governor Adds to New York Census Education Budget - wnbf.com, (Andrew Cuomo), January 21, 2020
  4. How Does Governor Cuomo Plan to Close the Budget Gap? - WGRZ.com, (Andrew Cuomo), January 21, 2020
  5. Poll: support drops for NY’s bail reform law - WWNY, (Andrew Cuomo), January 21, 2020
New York Lt. Governor

  1. Lt. Govenor Outlines State's Vision for 2020 at Montefiore - Norwood News, (Kathy Hochul), January 21, 2020
US Senate

  1. Gillibrand announces rating on Democracy Reform Scorecard - WWTI - InformNNY.com, (Kirsten Gillibrand), January 21, 2020
  2. Schumer, Gillibrand, Engel push for start to long-planned Mamaroneck flood project - Lohud, (Kirsten Gillibrand), January 21, 2020
  3. Their gender didn't help other female presidential candidates - will Elizabeth Warren's help her? - Thehour.com, (Kirsten Gillibrand), January 21, 2020
  4. Elizabeth Warren Promises Half Her Cabinet Will Be Women - HuffPost, (Kirsten Gillibrand), January 21, 2020
  5. Watch Chuck Schumer Make the Case for Impeachment in 90 Seconds - Mother Jones, (Chuck Schumer), January 21, 2020
  6. GOP Impeachment Rules Are A National Disgrace, Sen. Schumer Says - NPR, (Chuck Schumer), January 21, 2020
  7. Schumer calls on 4 GOP members to 'resist McConnell's cover-up' - CNN, (Chuck Schumer), January 21, 2020
  8. Schumer on Senate impeachment trial: 'We will force votes' on witnesses and documents - CNN, (Chuck Schumer), January 21, 2020
  9. President's Deputy Press Secretary is on the Lookout for Sen. Chuck Schumer's Tricks - Talk Radio 1210 WPHT, (Chuck Schumer), January 21, 2020
New York Attorney General

  1. Supreme Court refuses to fast-track a challenge to the Affordable Care Act - The Advocate, (Letitia James), January 21, 2020
  2. New York joins lawsuit against Trump administration's food stamp rule - New York Nonprofit Media, (Letitia James), January 21, 2020
  3. Judges Explain Why They Are Knocking Down Enviro Attempts To Sue Oil Companies Into Oblivion - The Daily Caller, (Letitia James; Eric Schneiderman), January 21, 2020
New York Comptroller

  1. State Comptroller DiNapoli appoints first director of Sustainable Investments and Climate Solutions - Hudson Valley 360, (Tom DiNapoli), January 21, 2020
  2. Cuomo's executive budget, by the numbers - City & State, (Tom DiNapoli), January 21, 2020
  3. Manhattan DA Vance Stumbles in Campaign Cash Race as He Mulls Re-Run - THE CITY, (Tom DiNapoli), January 21, 2020
New York City Mayor

  1. De Blasio's homeless outreach program criminalizes subway poverty: letter - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), January 21, 2020
  2. Cuomo leaves an outsized mark on de Blasio's New York City - Politico, (Bill de Blasio), January 21, 2020
  3. Mayor's Housing Program Struggles on Income Integration - THE CITY, (Bill de Blasio), January 21, 2020
  4. NYC pension funds pick advisors to help divest from fossil fuel companies - Bond Buyer, (Bill de Blasio), January 21, 2020
  5. ICE Ups Ante In Sanctuary City Standoff With NYC - Patch.com, (Bill de Blasio), January 21, 2020
Assembly Speaker

  1. Support for NY bail reform waning, Siena Poll finds - The Daily Freeman, (Carl Heastie), January 21, 2020
  2. Albany Ethics Reform Takes A Backseat To Cash And Secret Votes - Gothamist, (Carl Heastie), January 21, 2020
  3. New coalition calls for changes to state's new bail reform law - News 12 Long Island, (Carl Heastie), January 21, 2020
Independent Democratic Conference

  1. See what the top priorities are for Island’s state lawmakers in the 2020 legislative session - SILive.com, (Diane Savino (D) - Staten Island), January 21, 2020
  2. With Cuomo Promising Gig Economy Regulations, New York Leaders Consider Pros and Cons of California Model - Gotham Gazette, (Diane Savino (D) - Staten Island), January 21, 2020
1st Congressional District (Zeldin)

  1. The race to make the run - Newsday, (Lee Zeldin), January 21, 2020
  2. Rep. Lee Zeldin To Serve On Trump's Impeachment Defense Team - Patch, (Lee Zeldin), January 21, 2020
  3. Rep. Lee Zeldin joins President Trump’s impeachment legal team - News 12 Networks, (Lee Zeldin), January 21, 2020
  4. Trump impeachment trial live updates: Senate rejects Democrats' effort to subpoena witnesses - ABC, (Lee Zeldin), January 21, 2020
  5. Lee Zeldin Asked To Serve On Trump's Impeachment Defense Team - Patch on MSN.com, (Lee Zeldin), January 21, 2020
  6. Zeldin named to Trump impeachment defense team - RiverheadLOCAL, (Lee Zeldin), January 21, 2020
  7. Lee Zeldin Named To Trump’s Impeachment Defense Team - Long Island Press, (Lee Zeldin), January 21, 2020
11th Congressional District (Rose)

  1. Opinion: Two-way toll on the VN is MTA doublespeak and a lousy idea - SILive.com, (Max Rose; Dan Donovan), January 21, 2020
  2. Here’s what to expect in new sensory playground for Staten Island - SILive.com, (Max Rose), January 21, 2020
  3. Trump on mission to sell US overseas as Senate trial resumes - Fox Baltimore, (Max Rose), January 21, 2020
  4. Democrats, Trump spar in pre-trial impeachment filings - Fox Baltimore, (Max Rose), January 21, 2020
  5. Analysis | The Trailer: The candidates who are already missing Iowa - The Washington Post, (Max Rose), January 21, 2020
16th Congressional District (Engel)

  1. Engel Statement on 47th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), January 21, 2020
  2. Engel Receives "A" Rating on End Citizens United Legislative Scorecard, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), January 21, 2020
  3. Bipartisan House Leaders Condemn Honduran President's Decision Not to Extend MACCIH, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), January 21, 2020
  4. Pelosi expected to raise judicial independence on Poland visit - Al Jazeera English, (Eliot Engel), January 21, 2020
  5. Matt Schlapp: Trump impeachment ringleaders are failing their districts (and even their fellow Democrats) - Home - WSFX, (Eliot Engel), January 21, 2020
  6. Rep. Eliot Engel is facing primary opponents critical of his foreign policy - City & State, (Jamaal Bowman; Eliot Engel), January 21, 2020
17th Congressional District (Lowey)

  1. Times Square Hero' latest Democrat to join race for Rep. Lowey's seat - News 12 Bronx, (Nita Lowey), January 21, 2020
  2. Harrison Businessman Seeks GOP Nod For 17th Congressional Race - Patch.com, (Nita Lowey), January 21, 2020
  3. Rep. Eliot Engel is facing primary opponents critical of his foreign policy - City & State, (Nita Lowey), January 21, 2020
  4. NowThis removes video saying Anne Frank did not die in Nazi camp - Jewish Journal, (Nita Lowey), January 21, 2020
18th Congressional District (Maloney)

  1. Maloney Statement on Stabbing of Putnam County Sheriff’s Deputy, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney - New York, 18th (D), January 21, 2020
  2. Democrats Show Their Hypocrisy By Endorsing Kennedy Over Incumbent Markey - The Ring of Fire Network - The Ring of Fire Network, (Sean P. Maloney), January 21, 2020
19th Congressional District (Delgado)

  1. Delgado Convenes Meeting of Health Care Advisory Committee, Congressman Antonio Delgado - New York, 19th (D), January 21, 2020
  2. Delgado Speaks at UlsterCorps 11th Annual MLK Celebration of Service, Congressman Antonio Delgado - New York, 19th (D), January 21, 2020
  3. Delgado Joins Hudson Interfaith Council’s Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Service, Congressman Antonio Delgado - New York, 19th (D), January 21, 2020
  4. Delgado Keynotes 34th Annual MLK Anniversary Celebration Program in Schenectady, Congressman Antonio Delgado - New York, 19th (D), January 21, 2020
  5. Cordisco’s Chess Centers 11th Annual: Broome County Chess Championship - NewsChannel 34, (Antonio Delgado), January 21, 2020
21st Congressional District (Stefanik)

  1. Rep. Elise Stefanik to serve on President Trump’s impeachment defense team - syracuse.com, (Elise Stefanik), January 21, 2020
  2. Senate impeachment rules’ debate set to begin, here’s what to expect - Fox News, (Elise Stefanik), January 21, 2020
22nd Congressional District (Brindisi)

  1. $13.15M contract awarded for Rome Lab security improvements - Rome Sentinel, (Claudia Tenney), January 21, 2020
  2. Gun rights concerns draw crowd to Rome event - Utica Observer Dispatch, (Claudia Tenney), January 21, 2020
  3. Brindisi town hall: What he said about Trump's impeachment trial - PressConnects.com (Binghamton) on MSN.com, (Anthony Brindisi), January 21, 2020
  4. The Protecting Older Workers Against Discrimination Act passes House; heads to Senate - WBNG 12 News, (Anthony Brindisi), January 21, 2020
  5. Anthony Brindisi meets with senior citizens at the Broome West Senior Center - NewsChannel 34, (Anthony Brindisi), January 21, 2020
  6. Brindisi Announces More Than $7 Million in Housing Assistance Grants for New York’s 22nd District - NewsChannel 34, (Anthony Brindisi), January 21, 2020
24th Congressional District (Katko)

  1. Rep. John Katko holds Election Security roundtable at Onondaga Community College - LocalSYR, (John Katko), January 21, 2020
  2. Katko pressures Cuomo on bail reform - Finger Lakes Times, (John Katko), January 21, 2020
  3. Rep. Katko, DHS Officials Hold Bipartisan Election Security Briefing for Local Election Officials, Congressman John Katko - New York, 24th (R), January 21, 2020
27th Congressional District (Collins)

  1. Former Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly backs Beth Parlato in race for 27th Congressional District - The Daily News Online, (Nate McMurray), January 21, 2020
  2. Former US Rep. Chris Collins sentenced to 26 months for insider trading - JURIST, (Chris Collins), January 21, 2020
  3. Cuomo to announce NY primary for Chris Collins' upstate GOP seat - New York Daily News, (Chris Collins), January 21, 2020
  4. Former GOP congressman gets over 2 years in insider trading case - The American Independent, (Chris Collins), January 21, 2020
NY Senate: District 9 - Kaminsky/Skelos Seat

  1. Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveils state budget amid $6B deficit - News 12 Bronx, (Todd Kaminsky), January 21, 2020
  2. Real estate money still rolling in for Senate Dems - New York Daily News, (Todd Kaminsky), January 21, 2020

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Incumbents NY State - Press Releases

  1. FY 2021 Budget: Making Progress Happen, New York State Governor: Press Releases, January 21, 2020
  2. Require Public Officials to Disclose Tax Returns, New York State Governor: Press Releases, January 21, 2020
  3. Lower Tax Rates for Small Businesses, New York State Governor: Press Releases, January 21, 2020
  4. Continue Middle Class Tax Cuts, New York State Governor: Press Releases, January 21, 2020
  5. New School Aid Funding Formula, New York State Governor: Press Releases, January 21, 2020
  6. Protect Against Hate Crimes, New York State Governor: Press Releases, January 21, 2020
  7. Empire State Child Tax Credit, New York State Governor: Press Releases, January 21, 2020
  8. Housing for the Homeless, New York State Governor: Press Releases, January 21, 2020
  9. $275 Billion Infrastructure Program, New York State Governor: Press Releases, January 21, 2020
  10. $33 Billion Five-Year Plan to Combat Climate Change, New York State Governor: Press Releases, January 21, 2020
  11. Attorney General James' Statement On Supreme Court Decision To Not Expedite ACA Case, Attorney General: New York, January 21, 2020
  12. Press Releases January 2020 Legislature Announces Joint Budget Hearing Schedule January 21, 2020, New York State Assembly: Press Releases, January 21, 2020
Incumbent Leaders NY Senate

  1. Senate Dems to huddle with prosecutors, advocates over bail law - Newsday, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers; John Flanagan), January 21, 2020
  2. Three questions for Cuomo's budget address - City & State, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), January 21, 2020
  3. Woman worries bail reform will lead to more overdose deaths, says jail saved her life - WRGB, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), January 21, 2020
  4. Cuomo's $178 billion budget seeks workforce trims, legalized marijuana - Newsday, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers; John Flanagan), January 21, 2020
  5. "Time To Act; Now More Than Ever": Schenectady Co celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - WRGB, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), January 21, 2020
  6. Foss: Retirements in Senate show GOP in state is now weak - The Daily Gazette, (John Flanagan), January 21, 2020
NY State Senate

  1. Rose Marie Braden, 1941-2020 - Mexico Ledger, (Shelley Mayer), January 21, 2020
  2. Obituary: John Samuel Mace (1/20/20) - The Banner-Graphic, (Shelley Mayer), January 21, 2020
  3. Albany Ethics Reform Takes A Backseat To Cash And Secret Votes - Gothamist, (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan), January 21, 2020
  4. After Court Rulings, Unclear Future for Push to Restrict State Legislators' Outside Income - Gotham Gazette, (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan), January 21, 2020
  5. Real estate money still rolling in for Senate Dems - New York Daily News, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), January 21, 2020
NY State Assembly

  1. Man robs New Rochelle bodega the day after he's released under bail reform: Cops - The Journal News | LoHud.com, (NY Assembly: Amy Paulin (D) - Westchester), January 21, 2020

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U. S. Senate (Murphy)

  1. Blumenthal: McConnell's 'shameful' rules are a 'cover up' - MSNBC, (Richard Blumenthal), January 21, 2020
  2. Lawmakers Speak Out in Support of Glenn Greenwald, Press Freedom Aída Chávez, Ryan Grim - The Intercept, (Richard Blumenthal), January 21, 2020
  3. Dems Seeks to Re-Regulate Cable Franchise Fees - Broadcasting & Cable, (Richard Blumenthal), January 21, 2020
  4. Blumenthal, Murphy battle rules as Trump impeachment trial begins - The CT Mirror, (Christopher Murphy; Richard Blumenthal), January 21, 2020

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Voting Issues

  1. Election system is vulnerable to cyber attacks, but paper ballots offer back-up security in NY - syracuse.com, (Voting Machines), January 21, 2020
  2. Poll: Americans Worried About Election Security, Disinformation - NPR, (Voting Machines), January 21, 2020

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DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA

Democracy for America

  1. Warren vs. Sanders jeopardized progressives’ best shot in a generation - The Washington Post, (Democracy for America), January 21, 2020
  2. MLK Dinner in Niles focuses on equity - Chicago Tribune, (Democracy for America), January 21, 2020

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FROM THE BLOGS

Election Law Blog

  1. “CFI’s Guide to Money in Federal Elections, 1974-2018”, January 21, 2020
  2. “The Decade of Citizens United”, January 21, 2020
  3. “Citizens United at 10: Why fighting corruption is a racial justice issue”, January 21, 2020
  4. “Celebrate the Citizens United Decade; The ruling has empowered small-dollar donors and political outsiders, not corporations.”, January 21, 2020
  5. Criticisms of New Ballot Marking Devices (BMDs) Hits New Los Angeles County Voting System, January 21, 2020
  6. New NPR Polling Shows Americans Worried About Fairness of Upcoming Election, Election Interference from the President, January 21, 2020
  7. “When New Jersey Next Redistricts, It Will Count Incarcerated People Where They Lived”, January 21, 2020
  8. “Citizens United at 10”, January 21, 2020
  9. “Revisiting Campaign Finance Regulation 10 Years After Citizens United”, January 21, 2020

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