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New York State Political News
Tuesday, September 18, 2018
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New York Governor

  1. ‘Bernie Sanders’ explains why he didn’t endorse Cynthia Nixon - WGN-TV, (Cynthia Nixon), September 17, 2018
  2. Cynthia Nixon Loses the New York Primary but Concedes With a Hopeful Message - SheKnows, (Cynthia Nixon), September 17, 2018
  3. GOP gubernatorial candidate Marc Molinaro details his vision for NY - News 12 Long Island, (Marc Molinaro), September 17, 2018
  4. Molinaro ready to leave the on-deck circle - Politico, (Marc Molinaro), September 17, 2018
  5. Capitol Watch: Miner, Molinaro pounce; GOP "scared to death" -, (Marc Molinaro; Stephanie Miner), September 17, 2018
  6. Molinaro comes out swinging - Press-Republican, (Marc Molinaro), September 17, 2018
  7. GOP Governor Candidate Prepared to Fine NYSEG - TAPinto, (Marc Molinaro), September 17, 2018
  8. The Trust for Public Land and Governor Cuomo Open First 'Vital Brooklyn' Student-Designed Playground as Part of ... - Benzinga, (Andrew Cuomo), September 17, 2018
  9. Governor Cuomo calls on Cohoes Mayor Shawn Morse to resign - WNYT, (Andrew Cuomo), September 17, 2018
  10. Governor Cuomo Announces Nearly $224 Million in Federal Funding for Preparedness and Counterterrorism Efforts -, (Andrew Cuomo), September 17, 2018
US Senate

  1. Warren Sees New Conflict in NLRB Bid to Unravel Obama-Era Worker Rules - Bloomberg, (Kirsten Gillibrand), September 18, 2018
  2. Chuck Schumer: Brett Kavanaugh accuser should testify in person - Newsday, (Chuck Schumer), September 17, 2018
  3. Chuck Schumer Navigates the Resistance - Roll Call, (Chuck Schumer), September 17, 2018
  4. Gillibrand: accusation against Kavanaugh 'disqualifying' - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, (Kirsten Gillibrand), September 17, 2018
  5. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand visits Westchester County to push opioid bill in Congress - The Journal News |, (Kirsten Gillibrand), September 17, 2018
  6. The Growing Partisan Split Over Sexual-Misconduct Allegations - The Atlantic, (Kirsten Gillibrand), September 17, 2018
New York Attorney General

  1. LOVETT: Nixon failed to capitalize on Teachout's gains against Cuomo from four years ago - New York Daily News, (Zephyr Teachout), September 17, 2018
  2. Letitia James on Her Battle to Be NY's Next Attorney General - NYMag - New York Magazine, (Letitia James), September 17, 2018
  3. Real estate and insurance firms tout AG candidate to Jewish voters - Crain's New York Business, (Letitia James), September 17, 2018
  4. Who Wants to Be Public Advocate? Perhaps New York's Next Mayor - New York Times, (Letitia James), September 17, 2018
  5. Letitia James wins New York attorney general Dem primary - WHEC, (Letitia James), September 17, 2018
New York Comptroller

  1. Average Wall Street pay hits post-recession high of $422K - CBS News, (Tom DiNapoli), September 18, 2018
  2. Comptroller's report: Wall Street profits up - WBFO, (Tom DiNapoli), September 18, 2018
  3. Pay passes $420000 for Wall Street's broker dealers - Financial News, (Tom DiNapoli), September 18, 2018
  4. Wall St. pay beats pre-crisis '08 level - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, (Tom DiNapoli), September 18, 2018
  5. Report: Wall Street salaries highest since 2008 - Huntington Herald Dispatch, (Tom DiNapoli), September 18, 2018
  6. Wall Street bankers are getting paid more than at any time since the financial crisis - Business Insider, (Tom DiNapoli), September 18, 2018
  7. Wall Street salaries highest since 2008 crisis, report finds -, (Tom DiNapoli), September 18, 2018
  8. NY Comptroller's Report: Wall Street Profits Up - WAMC, (Tom DiNapoli), September 18, 2018
  9. Wall street salaries hit highest level since 2008 - The Hill, (Tom DiNapoli), September 18, 2018
  10. Officials: LIRR fare hike would be unfair - Fox5NY, (Tom DiNapoli), September 17, 2018
  11. Wall Street compensation surges 13pc in 2017 to $US422,500 - The Australian Financial Review, (Tom DiNapoli), September 17, 2018
  12. Average Wall St. compensation hit $422K in 2017: report - New York Post, (Tom DiNapoli), September 17, 2018
  13. Wall Street salaries highest since 2008 crisis, report finds - CNBC, (Tom DiNapoli), September 17, 2018
New York City Mayor

  1. De Blasio puts blame on bus companies for 'unacceptable' fiascos - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), September 18, 2018
  2. De Blasio a no-show at Democratic unity breakfast - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), September 17, 2018
  3. The inside story of how Uber fought New York's City Hall and won - Fast Company, (Bill de Blasio), September 17, 2018
  4. CityViews: De Blasio Can Fulfill his Progressive Promise by Retooling his Housing Plan - City Limits, (Bill de Blasio), September 17, 2018
  5. De Blasio Administration Releases Mayor's Management Report For Fiscal Year 2018, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, September 17, 2018
  6. De Blasio Administration Allocates $4.1 Million To Provide Legal Assistance For Migrant Children And Separated Families, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, September 17, 2018
  7. Statement from Mayor de Blasio on 9/11-Related Paid Sick Leave, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, September 17, 2018
Assembly Speaker

  1. For Sheldon Silver, a Last Stay-Out-of-Prison Gambit Fails - New York Times, (Sheldon Silver), September 17, 2018
Independent Democratic Conference

  1. How a Brooklyn Democrat Who Votes With the GOP Defied the Progressive Wave - New York Times, (Simcha Felder), September 17, 2018
  2. Simcha Felder Holds On For Win In Contentious Brooklyn Primary - Forward, (Simcha Felder), September 17, 2018
  3. IDC and other New York legislative 2018 primary results - City & State, (Diane Savino (D) - Staten Island), September 17, 2018
  4. Jeff Klein, architect of the IDC, deposed at 58 - City & State, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), September 17, 2018
  5. Meet Alessandra Biaggi, the Young Progressive Who Ousted New York's Worst Democrat - The Cut, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), September 17, 2018
  6. Primary results could lead to shift in power at NY Capitol - NEWS10 ABC, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), September 17, 2018
1st Congressional District (Zeldin)

  1. Immigration forum discusses how Washington can help LI gang problem - News 12 Long Island, (Lee Zeldin), September 17, 2018
  2. Rep. Zeldin and House Judiciary Committee Chairman Goodlatte Host Roundtable Meeting in Riverhead with Local, State and Federal Law Enforcement Officials, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), September 17, 2018
  3. Rep. Zeldin Celebrates Constitution Day with Students at Seneca Middle School, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), September 17, 2018
  4. Rep. Zeldin Attends Project 9 Line’s Vetstock Music Festival, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), September 17, 2018
  5. Rep. Zeldin Joins Feal Good Foundation for 9/11 Ceremony in Nesconset, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), September 17, 2018
  6. Restoring, Maintaining and Protecting Long Island’s Maritime Infrastructure, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), September 17, 2018
  7. Senate e-filing should be in place by Oct. 15 filing deadline - Politico, (Perry Gershon), September 17, 2018
  8. Zeldin-Goodlatte roundtable in Riverhead gathers law enforcement ... - RiverheadLOCAL, (Perry Gershon; Lee Zeldin), September 17, 2018
  9. Catching on - Newsday, (Perry Gershon), September 17, 2018
11th Congressional District - (Donovan)

  1. Army Veteran Hopes To Turn New York's Only Trump-Friendly Borough Blue - HuffPost, (Max Rose; Dan Donovan), September 17, 2018
  2. The 'Pink Wave' stops at governor's mansions — At least a DOZEN candidates interested in PUBLIC ADVOCATE seat ... - Politico, (Max Rose), September 17, 2018
19th Congressional District (Faso)

  1. Faso-Sponsored Bill to Support FDR National Historic Site Approved by House Natural Resources Committee, Congressman John Faso - New York, 19th (R), September 17, 2018
  2. Faso Announces Community Development Awards for Dutchess County, Congressman John Faso - New York, 19th (R), September 17, 2018
  3. Manhattan Liberals Bus North to Campaign for Dem Congressional Candidate - The Washington Free Beacon, (Antonio Delgado; John Faso), September 17, 2018
  4. Faso claims no control over anti-Delgado GOP ad - recordonline, (Antonio Delgado), September 17, 2018
  5. Republican ad uses old rap video to discredit House hopeful - Miami Herald, (Antonio Delgado), September 17, 2018
  6. New Poll: Dutchess' Delgado Leads Republican Congressman Faso - Yass Tribune, (Antonio Delgado), September 17, 2018
21st Congressional District (Stefanik)

  1. Do not fall for Stefanik’s smear campaign - Watertown Daily Times, (Elise Stefanik), September 17, 2018
  2. Stefanik: Cobb lacks substantive proposals - The Post-Star, (Tedra Cobb; Elise Stefanik), September 17, 2018
22nd Congressional District (Tenney)

  1. Brindisi opens campaign office in Norwich - The Evening Sun, (Anthony Brindisi), September 17, 2018
  2. Letter: Tenney wrong about constituents who disagree with her - Oneida Dispatch, (Anthony Brindisi; Claudia Tenney), September 17, 2018
  3. Area counties receive homeland security grants - Uticaod, (Anthony Brindisi), September 17, 2018
25th Congressional District (Slaughter)

  1. Groups want Morelle to do more to oppose incinerator - Olean Times Herald, (Joe Morelle), September 17, 2018
  2. Romeo wins race for 136th Assembly nomination - WHEC, (Joe Morelle), September 17, 2018
27th Congressional District (Collins)

  1. Reversing Course, Chris Collins Will Seek 4th House Term Despite ... - New York Times, (Chris Collins), September 18, 2018
  2. Indicted Republican Rep. Chris Collins isn't giving up his New York congressional race - The Week Magazine, (Chris Collins), September 18, 2018
  3. The politics minute: Trump fan Chris Collins running in New York ... - The Guardian, (Chris Collins), September 18, 2018
  4. Indicted Rep. Chris Collins changes course, will remain on November ballot - Elmira Star-Gazette, (Chris Collins), September 18, 2018
  5. Rep. Chris Collins will remain on the ballot despite indictment -, (Chris Collins), September 18, 2018
  6. NY-27: Rep. Collins to remain on ballot - Spectrum News, (Nate McMurray), September 17, 2018
  7. Democrats Welcome Chris Collins' Decision To Stay On Ballot - HuffPost, (Nate McMurray), September 17, 2018
  8. Indicted congressman Chris Collins reverses himself, will remain on November ballot - Washington Post, (Nate McMurray), September 17, 2018
  9. Report: Indicted Rep. Chris Collins to Remain on November Ballot, Despite Saying He Was Abandoning Campaign - Daily Beast, (Chris Collins), September 17, 2018
NY Senate: District 9 - Kaminsky/Skelos Seat

  1. Police, public safety patrols around synagogues increased for Yom Kippur - Newsday, (Todd Kaminsky), September 17, 2018
  2. Lawmakers: LIRR should not hike fares until service improves - Newsday, (Todd Kaminsky), September 17, 2018
  3. Catching on - Newsday, (Todd Kaminsky), September 17, 2018

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Incumbents in Congress

  1. Velázquez on Hispanic Heritage Month, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez - New York, 7th (D), September 17, 2018
  2. Engel Statement on the Death of Ari Fuld, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), September 17, 2018
  3. With Senate to Vote on Legislation to Address Opioid Crisis, Leaders Make Final Push for Funding to Help New York State Combat Opioid Epidemic, Increase Funding for Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs That Help Prevent Drug Abuse & Prescription Fraud, Congressman Brian Higgins - New York, 26th (D), September 17, 2018
  4. New Bailey Bridges & Park Named in Honor of the Late Sheriff Thomas F. Higgins, Congressman Brian Higgins - New York, 26th (D), September 17, 2018
Incumbents NY State - Press Releases

  1. Preparing for the Remnants of Florence, New York State Governor: Press Releases, September 17, 2018
  2. A.G. Underwood Reminds New Yorkers Of Charitable Giving Tips In Response To Hurricane Florence, Attorney General: New York, September 17, 2018
Incumbents NY State - News

  1. NY Dems and Republicans debate who will benefit from progressive primary wins - NY1, (John Flanagan), September 18, 2018
  2. Lawmakers: LIRR should not hike fares until service improves - Newsday, (John Flanagan), September 18, 2018
  3. Capitol Watch: Miner, Molinaro pounce; GOP 'scared to death' - SFGate, (John Flanagan), September 18, 2018
  4. Officials: LIRR fare hike would be unfair - Fox5NY, (John Flanagan), September 17, 2018
  5. Republicans: Cuomo, Nixon debate ignored upstate - WBNG-TV, (John Flanagan), September 17, 2018
  6. AP-NY--NYC Daybook,CORRECTION,ADVISORY, NY -, (John Flanagan), September 17, 2018
  7. State GOP's fear campaign won't work - amNY, (John Flanagan), September 17, 2018
  8. Lupinacci Thanks Flanagan for Securing $10000 for Huntington Sanctuary Project, Serving At-Risk Youth -, (John Flanagan), September 17, 2018
NY State Senate

  1. She waited. Will good things come to Andrea Stewart-Cousins? - City & State, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), September 17, 2018
  2. Gianaris one of the less obvious winners from last week's primaries - New York Daily News, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), September 17, 2018

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U. S. Senate (Murphy)

  1. Murphy defends Affordable Care Act at SPH - Yale Daily News (blog), (Christopher Murphy), September 18, 2018
  2. Murphy says state residents are focused on economic issues -, (Christopher Murphy), September 18, 2018
  3. Kavanaugh and alleged victim of assault to testify before Senate panel - The CT Mirror, (Richard Blumenthal), September 18, 2018
  4. Democratic senators file FOIA lawsuit over Kavanaugh records - Politico, (Richard Blumenthal), September 18, 2018
  5. Six Senate Democrats Sue to Compel Kavanaugh Record Turnover - Bloomberg, (Richard Blumenthal), September 18, 2018
  6. Blumenthal: Manafort Plea "Really Bad News" For Trump - WNPR News, (Richard Blumenthal), September 18, 2018
  7. Conn. Dems look to put Kavanaugh nomination into tailspin - CT Post, (Richard Blumenthal; Christopher Murphy), September 17, 2018
  8. US Senator Murphy Endorses Alex Bergstein for State Senate 36th District - Greenwich Free Press, (Christopher Murphy), September 17, 2018

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Voting Issues

  1. How hackers could attack Wisconsin's elections and what state officials are doing about it - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, (Voting Machines), September 17, 2018



Election Law Blog

  1. Federal Court Denies Request to Enjoin Electronic Voting in Georgia for 2018 Midterm Elections, September 18, 2018
  2. “Fans of Ranked Voting See an Opportunity in Massachusetts”, September 18, 2018
  3. More Evidence Commerce Secretary Ross Lied to Congress in Saying DOJ Wanted Citizenship Question on Census, September 17, 2018
  4. “Election Equipment Vendors Play a Key, and Underexamined, Role in U.S. Democracy”, September 17, 2018
  5. “Reversing Course, Chris Collins Will Seek 4th House Term Despite Indictment”, September 17, 2018
  6. “Ted Cruz Campaign is Mailing Donation Requests Described as Legal Summonses”, September 17, 2018
  7. Democrats in Wisconsin State Assembly File New Partisan Gerrymandering Case, September 17, 2018
  8. “Congress passes bill to require Senate campaign filings to be made electronically”, September 17, 2018
  9. “Forged signatures raise concerns about ballot petition efforts in Michigan”, September 17, 2018
  10. “NPR/Marist Poll: 40 Percent Of Americans Think Elections Aren’t Fair”, September 17, 2018
  11. Crum: The Prospect of Bailing-in Texas: Strategic Considerations (5), September 17, 2018


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