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New York State Political News
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Vol. 17, No. 197
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New York Governor

  1. Subsidy sinkhole: Cuomo's upstate 'revival' stalls - Crain's New York Business (blog), (Andrew Cuomo), October 18, 2017
  2. New judge to be sworn in on NY top court - News & Observer, (Andrew Cuomo), October 18, 2017
  3. Governor Cuomo Announces Cruise Automation Applying To Begin First Fully Autonomous Vehicle Testing In New ... -, (Andrew Cuomo), October 17, 2017
  4. Ticket to Ride: Cuomo's 6 biggest transportation projects - City & State - City & State, (Andrew Cuomo), October 17, 2017
  5. Governor Cuomo Announces Measures To Increase Organ Donations In New York State -, (Andrew Cuomo), October 17, 2017
US Senate

  1. Gillibrand: Gridlock puts NY kids at risk - Plattsburgh Press Republican, (Kirsten Gillibrand), October 18, 2017
  2. Schumer, Gillibrand Secures Federal Funding For White Plains - Patch -, (Kirsten Gillibrand), October 18, 2017
  3. Senate Democratic Agenda - C-SPAN, (Chuck Schumer), October 17, 2017
  4. Gillibrand decries child health care cuts - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, (Kirsten Gillibrand), October 17, 2017
  5. Pence pitches tax plan in WNY visit -, (Kirsten Gillibrand), October 17, 2017
  6. Sen. Gillibrand Keynoting Brooklyn Conference With Radical Artists - Washington Free Beacon (blog), (Kirsten Gillibrand), October 17, 2017
  7. Democrats' single-payer mania is helping Republicans - Chicago Tribune, (Kirsten Gillibrand), October 17, 2017
  8. We Want You: Why Women Should Run for Office -, (Kirsten Gillibrand), October 17, 2017
New York Attorney General

  1. Long Island Auto Dealerships To Pay Settlement For Deceptive Practices - Long Island Weekly News, (Eric Schneiderman), October 18, 2017
  2. Trump Decision to End Insurance Subsidies Sparks Outrage, Lawsuits - Gears Of Biz, (Eric Schneiderman), October 18, 2017
  3. School Bus Drivers Racking Up Red Light Camera Violations, AG Says - CBS New York, (Eric Schneiderman), October 17, 2017
  4. Deloitte to be investigated by Schneiderman over hack -, (Eric Schneiderman), October 17, 2017
New York Comptroller

  1. Rabbi Imprisoned For Stealing Money From Disabled Preschoolers - The Daily Caller, (Tom DiNapoli), October 17, 2017
  2. Long-overdue projects: $27.4 billion needed to repair structurally deficient bridges -, (Tom DiNapoli), October 17, 2017
  3. Infrastructure Bill Could Benefit New York - Jamestown Post Journal, (Tom DiNapoli), October 17, 2017
New York City Mayor

  1. Meet the new Bill de Blasio - New York Daily News, (Bill de Blasio), October 18, 2017
  2. Nicole Malliotakis wins sergeants union's endorsement - NY Daily ... - New York Daily News, (Nicole Malliotakis), October 18, 2017
  3. Red Sox-loving de Blasio says it's 'constitutionally impossible' for him to root for the Yankees - New York Daily News, (Bill de Blasio), October 17, 2017
  4. Bill de Blasio and the Identity Politics of Christopher Columbus - The New Yorker, (Bill de Blasio), October 17, 2017
  5. NYPD Sergeants Benevolent Assoc. endorses Nicole Malliotakis for mayor - WABC-TV, (Nicole Malliotakis), October 17, 2017
  6. No Tenant Stands Alone: Mayor de Blasio Announces $1M Funding Boost for Door-To-Door Outreach Connecting Tenants to Free Legal Representation, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, October 17, 2017
  7. De Blasio wants to buy back East Village's embattled PS 64 site - Curbed NY, (Bill de Blasio), October 17, 2017
  8. Mayor de Blasio and Charter Schools - New York Times, (Bill de Blasio), October 17, 2017
  9. Mayor Bill de Blasio's re-election bid is short on new ideas ... - Crain's New York Business (blog), (Bill de Blasio), October 17, 2017
  10. Trump Frenemy Bo Dietl Wants to Be Your Mayor - New York Magazine, (Nicole Malliotakis; Bill de Blasio), October 17, 2017
Assembly Speaker

  1. Assembly Democrats doubtful about special session - Times Union - Albany Times Union, (Carl Heastie), October 18, 2017
  2. Lawmakers seek future for dormant Dutchess prison - Mid-Hudson News, (Carl Heastie), October 18, 2017
1st Congressional District (Zeldin)

  1. Democracy on Wry, Hold The Mayo - Long Island Press, (Lee Zeldin), October 17, 2017
  2. Rep. Zeldin Meets with Eugene Sayan of Softheon, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), October 17, 2017
  3. Reps. Zeldin and Suozzi Attend AJC Legislative Breakfast, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), October 17, 2017
11th Congressional District - (Donovan)

  1. Statement from Congressman Dan Donovan on a Judge Blocking President Trump’s Latest Travel Restrictions, Congressman Dan Donovan - New York, 11th (R), October 17, 2017
  2. This Ex-Congressman Wiped Out Six-Figure Big Law Debt - New York Law Journal, (Michael Grimm), October 17, 2017
  3. Could a Donovan, Grimm face-off result in a Dem representative in Staten Island? - City & State, (Michael Grimm), October 17, 2017
17th Congressional District (Lowey)

  1. SULLUM: Does reproductive freedom require forcing people to sin? - Odessa American, (Nita Lowey), October 17, 2017
18th Congressional District (Maloney)

  1. On Cameroon, Bipartisan 24 in US Congress Urge Haley to Get UNSC Meeting, Here - Inner City Press, (Sean P. Maloney), October 17, 2017
  2. Maloney's ag advisory board discusses federal assistance - Mid-Hudson News, (Sean P. Maloney), October 17, 2017
19th Congressional District (Faso)

  1. Senators reach deal to resume subsidies to health insurers; Trump appears to favor pact - DAILYFREEMAN, (John Faso), October 17, 2017
  2. NY-19: Rhodes Plans RV Tour -, (John Faso), October 17, 2017
  3. Ahead of Senate Budget Vote, LCV Launches $200K Campaign to Protect Arctic Refuge - Press Release Point, (John Faso), October 17, 2017
21st Congressional District (Stefanik)

  1. Perkins Loans need to be reinstated, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), October 17, 2017
  2. Stefanik: Clean Power Plan was flawed - Press Republican, (Elise Stefanik), October 17, 2017
  3. Stefanik leads way in NY21 fundraising; Boyajian is top Democrat - Post-Star, (Tedra Cobb; Elise Stefanik), October 17, 2017
  4. Boyajian leading Dem primary money race -, (Tedra Cobb), October 17, 2017
22nd Congressional District (Tenney)

  1. Rep. Claudia Tenney on weak fundraising: Brindisi will spend more in 2018 race - Syracuse Post-Standard, (Claudia Tenney), October 17, 2017
  2. Experts weigh in on local opioid and heroin treatment at Tenney forum - Press & Sun-Bulletin, (Claudia Tenney), October 17, 2017
  3. State reps: Bump stocks best handled federally - Observer-Dispatch, (Anthony Brindisi), October 17, 2017
25th Congressional District (Slaughter)

  1. Refugee service group gets $200K federal grant - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, (Louise Slaughter), October 17, 2017
  2. Democrats call on Collins to cut ties with businesses | News | fltimes ... - Finger Lakes Times, (Louise Slaughter), October 17, 2017
  3. Refugee organization receives $200,000 grant | Rochester Business ... - Rochester Business Journal, (Louise Slaughter), October 17, 2017
27th Congressional District (Collins)

  1. Pence plans at least two events in Buffalo today, Cuomo also in town - Buffalo News, (Chris Collins), October 17, 2017
  2. Collins, with Pence's help, expects to raise $400000 at WNY event - Buffalo News, (Chris Collins), October 17, 2017
NY Senate: District 9 - Kaminsky/Skelos Seat

  1. Senator Kaminsky Hosts Silver Lake Community Cleanup -, (Todd Kaminsky), October 17, 2017

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Incumbents in Congress

  1. Democrats seek tax relief for Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke - New York, 9th (D), October 17, 2017
  2. Healthfirst to Host Paint Party, Health and Wellness Expo in Brownsville, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke - New York, 9th (D), October 17, 2017
  3. Politicians With Puerto Rican Roots Challenge Trump in Push for Aid, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke - New York, 9th (D), October 17, 2017
  4. Google Roadshow is a hit at Brooklyn’s P.S. 375, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke - New York, 9th (D), October 17, 2017
  5. For Hurricane Relief, Caribbean Americans Step In Where US Media and Government Fall Short, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke - New York, 9th (D), October 17, 2017
  6. Congressional Black Caucus Pleads for More Help for Virgin Islands, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke - New York, 9th (D), October 17, 2017
  7. Black Lawmakers Hold a Particular Grievance With Facebook: Racial Exploitation, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke - New York, 9th (D), October 17, 2017
  8. CBC Statement on Trump Immigration Principles, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke - New York, 9th (D), October 17, 2017
  9. Tonko Introduces Legislation to Prevent Overdose Deaths, Improve Care Transitions for Individuals Reentering Community, Congressman Paul Tonko - New York, 20th (D), October 17, 2017
  10. Tonko Statement Reacting to President Trump’s Decision to Increase Insurance Costs for New Yorkers, Congressman Paul Tonko - New York, 20th (D), October 17, 2017
  11. Engel, Royce Call for Guatemala Visa Bans and Review of U.S., Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), October 17, 2017
  12. Rep. Meeks Leads Letter to FEMA Administrator Urging Completion of Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Project, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks - New York, 5th (D), October 17, 2017
  13. Engel Calls 2018 Social Security COLA Adjustment "Inadequate", Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), October 17, 2017
  14. Engel Statement on Attack in Somalia, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), October 17, 2017
  15. Lowey Discusses Puerto Rico Visit, Pledges Ongoing Support for Recovery Effort with Haverstraw Leaders and Residents Sending Aid, Congresswoman Nita Lowey - New York, 17th (D), October 17, 2017
  16. Chairman Crowley on U.S. District Court Decision to Block President Trump’s Third Muslim Travel Ban, Congressman Joseph Crowley - New York, 14th (D), October 17, 2017
  17. Chairman Crowley Leads Queens Congressional Delegation Letter Calling for Rehabilitation of Hospital Facilities at St. Albans Community Living Center, Congressman Joseph Crowley - New York, 14th (D), October 17, 2017
  18. Congressman Pete King Statement on Hurricane Maria Response & Recovery in Puerto Rico, Congressman Peter King - New York, 2nd (R), October 17, 2017
  19. Pro-Choice Caucus Leaders Blast Trump Administration for Preventing Refugees from Accessing Legally-Allowed Reproductive Health Services, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter - New York, 25th (D), October 17, 2017
Incumbents NY State - Press Releases

  1. Syracuse Airport Revitalization Project, New York State Governor: Press Releases, October 17, 2017
  2. Wrong On Red: A.G. Schneiderman Releases New Report Detailing Red Light Camera Violations By School Buses, Attorney General: New York, October 17, 2017
  3. The New John R. Oishei Children's Hospital, New York State Governor: Press Releases, October 17, 2017
Incumbents NY State - News

  1. Local officials urge 'no' vote on Constitutional Convention - Salamanca Press, (John Flanagan), October 17, 2017
NY State Senate

  1. Column Vote no on referendum for constitutional convention, Nov. 7 ... - The Island Now (blog), (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan; NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan), October 18, 2017
  2. Transit advocates and local officials slam MTA cost overruns - NY1, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), October 17, 2017
NY State Assembly

  1. Wrong On Red: A.G. Schneiderman Releases New Report Detailing Red Light Camera Violations By School Buses - Long Island, (David Buchwald (D)), October 17, 2017

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U. S. Senate (Murphy)

  1. Democrats to Seek Assurances From Sessions on Russia Investigation - 41 NBC News, (Richard Blumenthal), October 18, 2017
  2. Connecticut regulators open investigation on Eversource, Avangrid pipeline practices - Utility Dive, (Richard Blumenthal), October 17, 2017
  3. Blumenthal wants FCC to pledge support of free speech - New Jersey Herald, (Richard Blumenthal), October 17, 2017
  4. Fact Checker: Murphy Gets 'Three Pinocchios' For Gun Control Claim - Hartford Courant, (Christopher Murphy), October 17, 2017
  5. Newtown Company, Murphy Investigate Competitor: Report -, (Christopher Murphy), October 17, 2017
  6. Democrats' single-payer mania is helping Republicans - Chicago Tribune, (Richard Blumenthal), October 17, 2017
  7. Senators Lindsey Graham and Richard Blumenthal criticize US inaction on Kirkuk - Kurdistan24, (Richard Blumenthal), October 17, 2017

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Voting Issues

  1. TOP FIVE: On voting machines, birth, juvenile prosecution, security and student loans - Statehouse Report, (Voting Machines), October 17, 2017
  2. Wary of hackers, states move to upgrade voting systems - Egypttoday (blog), (Voting Machines), October 17, 2017



Democracy for America

  1. The Urge to Purge - Politico, (Democracy for America), October 17, 2017



Election Law Blog

  1. “Conflict Mounts Inside Voting Fraud Commission in the Wake of Child Porn Arrest”, October 18, 2017
  2. Texas, with Paul Clement on Brief, Files SCOTUS Jurisdictional Statement in Congressional Redistricting Case, October 17, 2017
  3. “The Supreme Court is Allergic to Math”, October 17, 2017
  4. Sad News: David Dunn, One of Few Democratic Members of Pence-Kobach Fraud Commission, Dies at 52, October 17, 2017
Daily Kos Elections

  1. New polls find a tight race for Virginia governor, but Democrat Ralph Northam dominates fundraising, October 17, 2017
  2. Republicans drop breathtakingly racist mail piece in Virginia House race, targeting Latina Democrat, October 17, 2017
  3. Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 10/17, October 17, 2017
  4. Morning Digest: Tennessee's former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen says he's considering a Senate bid, October 17, 2017


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