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Friday, December 8, 2017
 
Vol. 17, No. 234
 
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NEW YORK ELECTION NEWS

New York Governor

  1. Governor Cuomo urged to ink code enforcement bill - Niagara Gazette, (Andrew Cuomo), December 8, 2017
  2. NY awards $6.5M for sexual assault prevention, victim help - Seattle Times, (Andrew Cuomo), December 8, 2017
  3. Detectors Installed To Prevent Big Rigs From Hitting Low Bridges On Long Island - CBS New York, (Andrew Cuomo), December 7, 2017
New York Lt. Governor

  1. Family Services granted $106K in sexual assault victim funding - Poughkeepsie Journal, (Kathy Hochul), December 8, 2017
US Senate

  1. Democrats want to rebrand as the anti-harassment party. But they'll have to come to terms with Bill Clinton's legacy. - CNN, (Kirsten Gillibrand), December 8, 2017
  2. Trump meets with congressional leaders to head off government shutdown - USA Today, (Chuck Schumer), December 7, 2017
  3. Immigrants' rights groups rally outside outside of Sen. Chuck Schumer's office - Amsterdam News, (Chuck Schumer), December 7, 2017
  4. Kirsten Gillibrand's Moment Has Arrived - POLITICO Magazine, (Kirsten Gillibrand), December 7, 2017
  5. New Congressional Sexual Harassment Bill Would Stop Employers From Trying To Silence Accusers - HuffPost, (Kirsten Gillibrand), December 7, 2017
  6. Single-Payer Would Devastate The Economy - Forbes, (Kirsten Gillibrand), December 7, 2017
  7. The Latest: Democratic Party head calls on Franken to resign - Kansas City Star, (Kirsten Gillibrand), December 7, 2017
New York Attorney General

  1. Hawai'i: US Should Not Rescind ACA Contraception Coverage - Big Island Now, (Eric Schneiderman), December 8, 2017
  2. New York Attorney General Files Lawsuit Over Buffalo-Area Music Festival - Billboard, (Eric Schneiderman), December 7, 2017
  3. State attorney general's office investigating Buffalo police ... - Buffalo News, (Eric Schneiderman), December 7, 2017
New York Comptroller

  1. New York State Common bolsters fixed-income team with 2 appointments - Pensions & Investments, (Tom DiNapoli), December 7, 2017
  2. New York pension fund seeks more pay disclosure from Wells Fargo - Reuters, (Tom DiNapoli), December 7, 2017
New York City Mayor

  1. Bill de Blasio catches the flu, cancels Town Hall appearance | New ... - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), December 8, 2017
  2. Adam Silver disagrees with NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, says Nets' move to Brooklyn has been a success - Newsday, (Bill de Blasio), December 8, 2017
  3. New York Harbor: Healthier Than It's Been in More Than a Century, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, December 7, 2017
  4. Bill de Blasio and NJ Gov.-elect Phil Murphy meet on issues - amNY, (Bill de Blasio), December 7, 2017
  5. Bill de Blasio's Latest Local Sports Diss: The Brooklyn Nets - Patch.com, (Bill de Blasio), December 7, 2017
Assembly Speaker

  1. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie says Albany needs long-term plan to fund MTA - New York Daily News, (Carl Heastie), December 8, 2017
  2. Carl Heastie Calls for Senate Democratic Unity 'As Soon As ... - Observer, (Carl Heastie), December 7, 2017
  3. Erie County interested in opioid treatment center - Niagara Frontier Publications, (Carl Heastie), December 7, 2017
  4. NY lawmakers warn of tough budget choices in 2018 - Times Herald-Record, (Carl Heastie), December 7, 2017
  5. Heastie: 'We're New Yorkers — we'll get through it' - Albany Times Union (blog), (Carl Heastie), December 7, 2017
Independent Democratic Conference

  1. Klein finds unity with Democrats ... for now | The Riverdale Press ... - The Riverdale Press, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), December 8, 2017
  2. New York State's PTSD Expansion Analysis - Medical Jane, (Diane Savino (D) - Staten Island), December 7, 2017
  3. Report leads some to rip mute swan plan - Queens Chronicle, (Tony Avella), December 7, 2017
  4. Carl Heastie Calls for Senate Democratic Unity 'As Soon As ... - Observer, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx; Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), December 7, 2017
  5. Anti-IDC groups reject Dem coalition calling for primaries against breakaway group - TimesLedger, (Tony Avella), December 7, 2017
1st Congressional District (Zeldin)

  1. Bannon to Join Zeldin at N.Y.C. Fund-Raiser - East Hampton Star, (Lee Zeldin), December 7, 2017
  2. Concealed-carry bill that would alter N.Y. handgun restrictions passes House - Riverhead Local, (Lee Zeldin), December 7, 2017
  3. Congressional Democrats Left Out of White House Hanukkah Party - New York Times, (Lee Zeldin), December 7, 2017
  4. FOX NEWS FIRST: Trump's Jerusalem decision could spark 'days of rage'; Sen. Al Franken to make major announcement - Fox News, (Lee Zeldin), December 7, 2017
  5. Rep. Zeldin Leads 23 Member Letter to UN Amb. Haley re $1.3 Billion UN Development Assistance for Palestinians, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), December 7, 2017
  6. Rep. Zeldin Announces Congressional App Challenge Winners, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), December 7, 2017
11th Congressional District - (Donovan)

  1. Donovan Chairs Hearing on Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, Congressman Dan Donovan - New York, 11th (R), December 7, 2017
  2. Brooklyn Political Roundup, December 6: Donovan looking to add ... - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, (Dan Donovan), December 7, 2017
17th Congressional District (Lowey)

  1. President Trump Shifts US Policy in Israel; In Pence, Evangelicals Trust; Saving the World With Science - WNYC, (Nita Lowey), December 7, 2017
  2. Rep. Diana DeGette says ex-congressman tried to force kiss on her, alleges other harassment - NewsChannel5.com, (Nita Lowey), December 7, 2017
19th Congressional District (Faso)

  1. Democratic field of Faso opponents taking shape - Poughkeepsie Journal, (John Faso), December 7, 2017
  2. If the G.O.P. Tax Plan Hurts You, Congressmen Say It’s Your State’s Fault - New York Times, (John Faso), December 7, 2017
  3. No front runner yet to challenge Faso for NY19 in 2018 - Mid-Hudson News Network, (Antonio Delgado; John Faso), December 7, 2017
21st Congressional District (Stefanik)

  1. Stefanik Cosponsors Bill to Protect 340B Drug Pricing Program, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), December 7, 2017
  2. Stefanik supports support for Lake Survey Corp. to EPA - Adirondack Daily Enterprise, (Elise Stefanik), December 7, 2017
  3. Stefanik votes for reciprocal concealed carry measure - North Country Public Radio, (Elise Stefanik), December 7, 2017
22nd Congressional District (Tenney)

  1. Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Calls for Immediate Appeal of FEMA’s Denial of a Major Disaster Declaration for Upstate New York, Invites FEMA Administrator to Visit New York to Survey Devastation from Summer Flooding, Congressman Claudia Tenney – New York, 22nd (R), December 7, 2017
  2. Congresswoman Claudia Tenney: Disappointed in FEMA’s Denial of Major Disaster Declaration for July Flooding Across Upstate New York, Congressman Claudia Tenney – New York, 22nd (R), December 7, 2017
  3. Congresswoman Claudia Tenney: House Passes Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, Congressman Claudia Tenney – New York, 22nd (R), December 7, 2017
  4. Vice chancellor says Rep. Claudia Tenney was ‘false’ when recently asserting SU supports GOP tax reform legislation - Daily Orange, (Claudia Tenney), December 7, 2017
  5. Expanding concealed gun law divides NY leaders - Democrat and Chronicle, (Claudia Tenney), December 7, 2017
  6. If the G.O.P. Tax Plan Hurts You, Congressmen Say It’s Your State’s Fault - New York Times, (Anthony Brindisi; Claudia Tenney), December 7, 2017
  7. FEMA denies major disaster declaration for July 1 flooding - WKTV, (Anthony Brindisi; Claudia Tenney), December 7, 2017
24th Congressional District (Katko)

  1. REPS. KATKO & SLAUGHTER URGE FEMA TO RECONSIDER AID REQUESTS FOR CAYUGA, MONROE COUNTIES, Congressman John Katko - New York, 24th (R), December 7, 2017
  2. December 1, 2017 | Week in Review, Congressman John Katko - New York, 24th (R), December 7, 2017
  3. House passes Katko bill to get Secret Service their overtime pay - Ripon Advance, (John Katko), December 7, 2017
25th Congressional District (Slaughter)

  1. Raskin's 25th Amendment bill picks up co-sponsors - Montgomery ... - Montgomery County Sentinel, (Louise Slaughter), December 8, 2017
  2. Mixed reactions as controversial gun bill moves to Senate - WTNH Connecticut News (press release), (Louise Slaughter), December 7, 2017
  3. Federal reps ask FEMA to reconsider Cayuga County's flood aid request - Auburn Citizen (blog), (Louise Slaughter), December 7, 2017
27th Congressional District (Collins)

  1. GOP group launches $2M ad campaign to tout tax plan in three NY ... - Auburn Citizen (blog), (Chris Collins), December 8, 2017
  2. FAA Releases Beta Test of Online Pilot Records Database, Congressman Chris Collins - New York, 27th (R), December 7, 2017
  3. House Passes 'Compromise' Gun Bill That Would Allow Concealed Carry Across State Lines - RollingStone.com, (Chris Collins), December 7, 2017
  4. This Is the Long Game of Republican Economics - The Atlantic, (Chris Collins), December 7, 2017
  5. The GOP is trying to pass a super-unpopular agenda — and that's a bad sign for democracy - Vox, (Chris Collins), December 7, 2017
NY Senate: District 9 - Kaminsky/Skelos Seat

  1. New York Islanders, NYFCF Competing To Call Belmont Park Home ... - CBS New York, (Todd Kaminsky), December 8, 2017
  2. Convicted Pol Says Gov't Presented Wrong Evidence for Obstruction ... - Law.com, (Dean Skelos), December 7, 2017

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ELECTED OFFICIALS

Incumbents in Congress

  1. Chairman Crowley Statement on the Inadequate Government Funding Bill, Congressman Joseph Crowley - New York, 14th (D), December 7, 2017
  2. Velázquez Joins Teachers, Health Care Workers to Demand Action for Puerto Rico, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez - New York, 7th (D), December 7, 2017
  3. Open Enrollment for Health Care is Here, Don’t Forget to Sign Up for 2018, Congressman Jose E. Serrano - New York, 15th (D), December 7, 2017
  4. The Serrano Report - Volume XVI, Issue #25, Congressman Jose E. Serrano - New York, 15th (D), December 7, 2017
  5. Engel, Ros-Lehtinen Laud House Passage of Venezuela Humanitarian Aid Bill, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), December 7, 2017
  6. Maloney Calls on Turkey to Respect the Rights of the Ecumenical Patriarch at the 3rd Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney - New York, 12th (D), December 7, 2017
  7. Foreign Affairs Democrats to Tillerson: Trump's Anti-Muslim Retweets Endanger Americans, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), December 7, 2017
  8. Engel Remarks on U.S. Counterterrorism Efforts in Africa, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), December 7, 2017
  9. Maloney Leads 44 Colleagues in Urging Appropriations Committee to Ensure 2020 Census Can Count Everyone, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney - New York, 12th (D), December 7, 2017
  10. FAA Releases Beta Test of Online Pilot Records Database, Congressman Brian Higgins - New York, 26th (D), December 7, 2017
  11. AT HOUSE JUDICIARY FBI OVERSIGHT HEARING, WRAY DEFENDS THE FBI AGAINST TRUMP ATTACKS, DOESN’T PLEDGE LOYALTY TO TRUMP, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), December 7, 2017
  12. Statement of Ranking Member Jerrold Nadler for the Hearing on “Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation”, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), December 7, 2017
  13. Congressman Nadler Statement on President Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), December 7, 2017
  14. Higgins Stresses the Economic Benefit of Historic Tax Credits, Congressman Brian Higgins - New York, 26th (D), December 7, 2017
  15. On the House Floor, Slaughter Calls Out Congressional Republicans for Failing to Take Action on National Priorities, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter - New York, 25th (D), December 7, 2017
  16. Reps. Katko & Slaughter Urge FEMA to Reconsider Aid Requests For Cayuga, Monroe Counties, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter - New York, 25th (D), December 7, 2017
Incumbents NY State - Press Releases

  1. A.G. Schneiderman Statement On Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, Attorney General: New York, December 7, 2017
  2. A.G. Schneiderman Announces Lawsuit Alleging Buffalo Music Promoter Defrauded Consumers Of Over $14,000 In Music Festival Scam, Attorney General: New York, December 7, 2017
  3. A.G. Schneiderman Leads 16-AG Coalition Opposing Birth Control Rollback, Attorney General: New York, December 7, 2017
  4. A.G. Schneiderman Releases “Know Your Rights” Guidance On Sexual Harassment In The Workplace, Attorney General: New York, December 7, 2017
  5. Investing in Sexual Assault Prevention, New York State Governor: Press Releases, December 7, 2017
Incumbents NY State - News

  1. These bills are back in Albany - City & State, (John Flanagan), December 7, 2017
NY State Senate

  1. Notorious Queens strip club has become public nuisance, must be shut down: senator - New York Daily News, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), December 8, 2017
  2. State budget not expected to be easy in 2018 - WRVO Public Media, (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan), December 7, 2017
  3. Key Democratic senator lowers expectations on reunification ... - North Country Public Radio, (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan), December 7, 2017
NY State Assembly

  1. Officials Want NYSEG Storm Response Probed - Patch, (David Buchwald (D)), December 7, 2017

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U. S. Senate (Murphy)

  1. Blumenthal: Trump Jr. Testimony Leaves No Question He Must Be Subpoenaed - satPRnews (press release), (Richard Blumenthal), December 8, 2017
  2. Senator Weighs Holding Up Trump Nominee Over 'Insulting and Derogatory' Tweets - Daily Beast, (Christopher Murphy), December 8, 2017
  3. Senators Question Facebook Over Messaging App For Kids - MediaPost Communications, (Richard Blumenthal), December 7, 2017
  4. Franken Was Right To Resign, Blumenthal Says A Day later - Hartford Courant, (Richard Blumenthal), December 7, 2017
  5. Leadership? Murphy Calls for Franken Resignation After 7th Accuser; Blumenthal Doesn't At All - reclaimct.com, (Christopher Murphy; Richard Blumenthal), December 7, 2017
  6. Rep. Louie Gohmert: 'Fix-NICS' Is a Gun Control Expansion I Cannot Support - Breitbart News, (Christopher Murphy; Richard Blumenthal), December 7, 2017

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Voting Issues

  1. Mayoral candidate hints at voter intimidation, urges Atlantans to contact Sec. of State - WXIA-TV, (Voter Intimidation), December 7, 2017
  2. Norwood seeks evidence of 'voter intimidation' in Atlanta mayor race ... - MyAJC (blog), (Voter Intimidation), December 7, 2017

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DEMOCRACY FOR AMERICA

Democracy for America

  1. Labor Advocate Wendy Carrillo Elected to California Assembly - LA Progressive (press release) (blog), (Democracy for America), December 7, 2017
  2. No, the end of 'net neutrality' is not the end of the World (Wide Web) - The Fayette Tribune, (Democracy for America), December 7, 2017

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FROM THE BLOGS

Election Law Blog

  1. EAC Commissioner McCormick, Speaking on ALEC Panel with Von Spakovsky and Adams, Makes Frivolous First Amendment Argument Against Automatic Voter Registration, December 8, 2017
  2. “10 Month Sentence For Bloomingburg Developer In Voter Fraud Case”, December 8, 2017
  3. Alabama Secretary of State Convinces Google to Remove Anti-Roy Moore Ad from YouTube as Incorrect or Misleading, But Was It?, December 7, 2017
  4. “New Alabama-based Political Action Committee spends millions to support Doug Jones, draws fire”, December 7, 2017
  5. Former Colorado GOP Chair, Who Claimed All Voter Fraud is Committed by Democrats, Convicted of Voter Fraud, After Claiming He Voted His Ex-Wife’s Ballot in Diabetic Episode, December 7, 2017
  6. “In Pennsylvania gerrymander case, experts can’t defend the indefensible”, December 7, 2017
  7. “Illinois Democrats ask U.S. Supreme Court to hear Blagojevich’s appeal”, December 7, 2017
  8. “Disenfranchised because of voter ID bureaucracy? VoteRiders and Kathleen Unger can help”, December 7, 2017
  9. Unanimous 9th Circuit Panel, in Opinion by Judge Bybee, Upholds Montana Law Barring Judicial Candidates from Seeking, Accepting, or Using Political Party Endorsements, December 7, 2017
  10. Last Refuge of a Scoundrel Dept: Roy Moore Campaign Raises Claim of Possible Election Theft in Alabama Senate Race, December 7, 2017
Daily Kos Elections

  1. GOP Rep. Trent Franks resigning over 'discussion of surrogacy with two previous female subordinates', December 7, 2017
  2. Former Gov. Phil Bredesen joins Tennessee Senate race, giving Democrats a star recruit, December 7, 2017
  3. Republicans hope ex-Gov. Tim Pawlenty will run in special election for Minnesota Senate seat, December 7, 2017
  4. This Week in Statehouse Action: 'Tis the Session edition, December 7, 2017
  5. Pennsylvania's GOP House gerrymander is going on trial. Here's how a nonpartisan map could look, December 7, 2017
  6. Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 12/7, December 7, 2017
  7. Morning Digest: Independent Greg Orman could hurt Kansas Democrats' chances to succeed Sam Brownback, December 7, 2017

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