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Tuesday, March 31, 2020
 
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New York Governor

  1. New York governor Andrew Cuomo calls for unity in US coronavirus fight – video - The Guardian, (Andrew Cuomo), March 30, 2020
  2. Andrew Cuomo's bid to ram industrial wind, solar plants down locals' throats - New York Post, (Andrew Cuomo), March 30, 2020
  3. Trump Says He 'Wouldn't Mind Running Against' Andrew Cuomo - Newsweek, (Andrew Cuomo), March 30, 2020
  4. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's coronavirus press conference for Monday, March 30 - The Daily Gazette, (Andrew Cuomo), March 30, 2020
  5. The time Governor Raimondo told Governor Cuomo to knock it off - The Boston Globe, (Andrew Cuomo), March 30, 2020
  6. Andrew Cuomo, Stop a Coronavirus Disaster: Release People From Prison - The New York Times, (Andrew Cuomo), March 30, 2020
  7. President Andrew Cuomo - Villages-News, (Andrew Cuomo), March 30, 2020
  8. Governor Cuomo Ignores Own Words To Complain About Federal Relief - Genesee Sun, (Andrew Cuomo), March 30, 2020
  9. Andrew Cuomo, COVID-19 Content, and Sports Media Layoffs - The Ringer, (Andrew Cuomo), March 30, 2020
  10. Governor Cuomo favorability rating is the highest in 7 years: poll - Yahoo Finance, (Andrew Cuomo), March 30, 2020
New York Lt. Governor

  1. Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul addresses COVID-19-related concerns in the southern tier - WBNG-TV, (Kathy Hochul), March 30, 2020
US Senate

  1. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand on stimulus legislation - Yahoo Money, (Kirsten Gillibrand), March 30, 2020
  2. Sen. Gillibrand: Trump 'delusional' for attacking first responders - MSNBC, (Kirsten Gillibrand), March 30, 2020
  3. Gillibrand calls on SBA to aid small business with employee stock ownership plans as they struggle to withstand the COVID-19 crisis - WIVT - NewsChannel 34, (Kirsten Gillibrand), March 30, 2020
  4. Schumer delivers billions to New York; it's not enough - Crain's New York Business, (Chuck Schumer), March 30, 2020
  5. Town officials call on National Disaster Medical System to support hospital, health care providers - liherald.com, (Chuck Schumer; Kirsten Gillibrand), March 30, 2020
  6. Department of Defense watchdog appointed Inspector General for $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package - CNBC, (Chuck Schumer), March 30, 2020
  7. ABC's Karl calls Rubio's tweet on media outrageous, hurtful - Siouxland News, (Chuck Schumer), March 30, 2020
  8. He Got Tested for Coronavirus. Then Came the Flood of Medical Bills. - The New York Times, (Chuck Schumer), March 30, 2020
New York Attorney General

  1. Attorney General Targets Air-Purifying Companies Claiming to be ‘Coronavirus-Killers’ - Brooklyn Reader, (Letitia James), March 30, 2020
  2. Attorney General James Makes Government Services More Accessible in Response to Coronavirus Pandemic - WIVT - NewsChannel 34, (Letitia James), March 30, 2020
  3. New York Attorney General Looks Into Zoom’s Privacy Practices - The New York Times, (Letitia James), March 30, 2020
  4. U.S. veterans volunteer to patrol SF Chinatown amid coronavirus-related racism - NBCNews.com, (Letitia James), March 30, 2020
New York Comptroller

  1. How to Craft the Bare Bones State Budget New York Needs - Gotham Gazette, (Tom DiNapoli), March 30, 2020
  2. County Association Estimates a $2 Billion Loss in Local Revenues Due to COVID-19 Pandemic - My Little Falls, (Tom DiNapoli), March 30, 2020
New York City Mayor

  1. Transcript: Mayor de Blasio Appears Live on CNN's New Day, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, March 31, 2020
  2. Transcript: Mayor de Blasio Appears Live on Inside City Hall, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, March 31, 2020
  3. City district attorneys rip de Blasio over planned release of high-risk inmates - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), March 30, 2020
  4. CNN's Tapper to Bill de Blasio: Are Your Past Comments Partially To Blame For Rapid Spread Of Virus? - RealClearPolitics, (Bill de Blasio), March 30, 2020
  5. NYC Mayor de Blasio says he will continue to call on Trump for help with coronavirus - MSNBC, (Bill de Blasio), March 30, 2020
  6. New York Mayor Praises Arrival of Navy Ship - The New York Times, (Bill de Blasio), March 30, 2020
  7. ‘Thousands of People Will Pass Away’ From Virus, Cuomo Warns - The New York Times, (Bill de Blasio), March 30, 2020
  8. Meghan McCain Rips de Blasio Over Coronavirus Response: ‘Irresponsible Buffoon’ - Mediaite, (Bill de Blasio), March 30, 2020
  9. De Blasio Who Criticized Trump Now Says 'None Of Us Have Time to Look Backwards' - CNSNews.com, (Bill de Blasio), March 30, 2020
Assembly Speaker

  1. State legislature to convene Monday to vote on emergency meeting rule change - NNY360, (Carl Heastie), March 30, 2020
  2. Bill Passed Guaranteeing Paid Sick Leave For Quarantined Workers - Massapequa Observer, (Carl Heastie), March 30, 2020
  3. State lawmakers implement remote voting - WNYT, (Carl Heastie), March 30, 2020
1st Congressional District (Zeldin)

  1. What The CARES Act Means for Our Health and Our Economy, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), March 30, 2020
11th Congressional District (Rose)

  1. Rose Presses CDC to Prioritize NYC Labs for COVID-19 Testing Materials, Congressman Max Rose - New York, 11th (D), March 30, 2020
  2. Rose Praises Arrival of USNS Comfort in NYC to Assist in COVID-19 Response, Congressman Max Rose - New York, 11th (D), March 30, 2020
  3. Rose Joins Meng in Introducing Resolution to Denounce Anti-Asian Sentiment Caused by Coronavirus, Congressman Max Rose - New York, 11th (D), March 30, 2020
  4. VA opens some beds in New York City facilities to non-veteran patients - Stars and Stripes, (Max Rose), March 30, 2020
  5. Names behind the numbers: The victims of coronavirus - The Independent, (Max Rose), March 30, 2020
  6. Coronavirus closures (March 30, 2020): Staten Island’s latest cancellations, postponements - SILive.com, (Max Rose), March 30, 2020
16th Congressional District (Engel)

  1. Engel Statement on Orban's Coronavirus Power Grab, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), March 30, 2020
  2. Engel Statement on U.S. Policy Toward Kosovo, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), March 30, 2020
  3. Coronavirus US slashes millions in Yemen aid despite pandemic - Al-Monitor, (Eliot Engel), March 30, 2020
  4. Balkan Peninsula: In The Midst Of Conspiracy, Public And Ambiguous Diplomacies – Analysis - Eurasia Review, (Eliot Engel), March 30, 2020
17th Congressional District (Lowey)

  1. New York governor begs for help amid `staggering' death toll - KGBT-TV, (Nita Lowey), March 30, 2020
19th Congressional District (Delgado)

  1. Rep. Delgado Holds Second Telephone Town Hall on COVID-19 with More Than 13,000 Listeners Across NY-19, Congressman Antonio Delgado - New York, 19th (D), March 30, 2020
21st Congressional District (Stefanik)

  1. Stefanik Cosponsors Bill Ensuring Broadband Connectivity for Students and Families, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), March 30, 2020
  2. Stefanik Calls for Additional Safety Precautions and PPE for North Country Prisons Amid COVID-19, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), March 30, 2020
22nd Congressional District (Brindisi)

  1. Amid Coronavirus Crisis, Brindisi Visits With Veterans and Agriculture Advisory Councils, Congressman Anthony Brindisi – New York, 22nd (D), March 30, 2020
  2. Claudia Tenney, Republican candidate for NY-22, released the following statement on passage of the CARES Act: - WIVT - NewsChannel 34, (Claudia Tenney), March 30, 2020
24th Congressional District (Katko)

  1. ICYMI Reps. Katko and Brindisi: Help is on the way for CNY families, businesses, hospitals, Congressman John Katko - New York, 24th (R), March 30, 2020
  2. Poll: Dana Balter early favorite over Francis Conole in Democratic primary for Congress - syracuse.com, (Francis Conole; Dana Balter), March 30, 2020
27th Congressional District (Collins)

  1. How the New NY-27 Date Changes the Election - Spectrum News, (Nate McMurray), March 30, 2020
  2. Saturday and Sunday COVID-19 updates: More positive cases in Niagara County, hospitals receive shipment of 20,000 gowns - Niagara Frontier Publications, (Chris Collins), March 30, 2020
NY Senate: District 9 - Kaminsky/Skelos Seat

  1. Lots of unanswered questions with budget deadline a day away - Politico, (Todd Kaminsky), March 30, 2020

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Incumbents in Congress

  1. NY12 Coronavirus Update 3/30, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney - New York, 12th (D), March 30, 2020
  2. Higgins Announces Long-Awaited Rule for Pilot Records Database Posted for Public Comment, Congressman Brian Higgins - New York, 26th (D), March 30, 2020
  3. Suozzi Travels to DC to Ensure Coronavirus “Phase Three” Passage, Congressman Tom Suozzi - New York, 3rd (D), March 30, 2020
  4. Velazquez on Presumed Coronavirus Infection, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez - New York, 7th (D), March 30, 2020
Incumbents NY State - Press Releases

  1. AG James' Statement on Firing of Amazon Worker Who Organized Walkout, Attorney General: New York, March 31, 2020
  2. Public-Private Hospital Plan to Fight COVID-19, New York State Governor: Press Releases, March 30, 2020
  3. Attorney General James Applauds Courts for Standing Up for Women’s Reproductive Rights During Coronavirus Pandemic, Attorney General: New York, March 30, 2020
  4. AG James: Trump Administration Must Suspend Implementation of Joint Employer Rule Amid Coronavirus Pandemic, Attorney General: New York, March 30, 2020
  5. Attorney General James Pushes to Increase Abortion Access by Medication During Coronavirus Pandemic, Attorney General: New York, March 30, 2020
  6. To Combat Coronavirus, New York State of Health Opens Special Enrollment Period, New York State Senate: Press Releases, March 30, 2020
  7. Health & Wellness While Social Distancing, New York State Senate: Press Releases, March 30, 2020
Incumbent Leaders NY Senate

  1. State lawmakers move to keep Albany open during coronavirus - The Riverdale Press, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), March 30, 2020
  2. NY Budget Down To The Wire - WAMC, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), March 30, 2020
  3. Critics Say New York Budget Being Crafted With ‘Unprecedented Secrecy’ - The Wall Street Journal, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), March 30, 2020
  4. N.Y. Hospitals Face $400 Million in Cuts Even as Virus Battle Rages - The New York Times, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), March 30, 2020
  5. GOP selects Mattera to run for Flanagan seat - Newsday, (John Flanagan), March 30, 2020
NY State Senate

  1. Marijuana Legalization Left Out Of New York Budget, According To Draft Summary Document - Marijuana Moment, (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan), March 30, 2020
  2. Silence from bail law champ Gianaris frustrates justice reformers - Queens Daily Eagle, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), March 30, 2020
  3. Cuomo says halting evictions addresses concern of New Yorkers who can’t pay rent amid pandemic - Albany Times Union, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), March 30, 2020
  4. With Cuomo Silent On Relief, Some Desperate NYC Tenants Say "There's No Choice" But To Rent Strike - Gothamist, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), March 30, 2020
  5. Kushner Squeezes Tenants While Lining Up for Bailout Money - The American Prospect, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), March 30, 2020
  6. New York galleries seek rent relief from state government in the wake of coronavirus shutdowns - Art Newspaper, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), March 30, 2020

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U. S. Senate (Murphy)

  1. COVID-19 cases soaring, state, hospitals, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reviewing sites in CT for overflow COVID-19 patients - The CT Mirror, (Richard Blumenthal), March 30, 2020
  2. Domestic Travel Advisory Issued: What Does It Mean for Conn. Residents? - NBC Connecticut, (Christopher Murphy; Richard Blumenthal), March 30, 2020
  3. $5.4 million in federal money given to CT for voting safety and security - WFSB, (Christopher Murphy; Richard Blumenthal), March 30, 2020
  4. FEMA to send help to CT in wake of coronavirus - WFSB, (Christopher Murphy), March 30, 2020
  5. FEMA approves Connecticut's request for a major disaster declaration - theday.com, (Christopher Murphy; Richard Blumenthal), March 30, 2020
  6. Cuomo and New York hospitals reject Trump's claim masks 'going out the back door' - ABC News, (Christopher Murphy), March 30, 2020

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ISSUES

Voting Issues

  1. Media Silent as Poll Workers Contract Covid-19 at Primaries That DNC, Biden Campaign Claimed Were Safe - Common Dreams, (Voting Machines), March 30, 2020
  2. Voting Rights Roundup: Congress’ massive rescue package doesn’t do enough to protect voting in November - AlterNet, (Voting Machines), March 30, 2020

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DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA

Democracy for America

  1. Balter campaign poll: Democrat leads Conole by 43 points in primary for Congress - Auburn Citizen, (Democracy for America), March 30, 2020
  2. Trump's Mass Negligent Homicide Doesn't Let Democratic Leaders Off the Hook - Random Lengths, (Democracy for America), March 30, 2020

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Election Law Blog

  1. “What Happens in November if One Side Doesn’t Accept the Election Results? How coronavirus could contribute to a 2020 election meltdown.”, March 30, 2020
  2. Trump Says If Rates of Voting Increased as Dems Proposed in Coronavirus Bill “You’d Never Have A Republican Elected in This Country Again”, March 30, 2020
  3. Supreme Court, Without Noted Dissent, Refuses to Hear Case Challenging Constitutionality of Seattle’s Campaign Finance Vouchers Program, March 30, 2020
  4. “Some Remain Skeptical About Voting By Mail — Even During A Pandemic”, March 30, 2020

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