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Wednesday, June 21, 2017
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New York Governor

  1. Rick Scott Says Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo Are Great for the Florida Economy - Observer, (Andrew Cuomo), June 21, 2017
  2. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, top union strike 5-year deal - The Journal News |, (Andrew Cuomo), June 20, 2017
  3. Governor Andrew Cuomo wants fare discounts for LIRR comuters ... - Crain's New York Business, (Andrew Cuomo), June 20, 2017
  4. Costs mount as School Board eyes attorney for Paladino lawsuit - Buffalo News, (Carl Paladino), June 20, 2017
  5. Andrew Cuomo's 'renewable' energy plan is just a handout to his crony friends - Washington Examiner, (Andrew Cuomo), June 20, 2017
  6. Governor Cuomo Directs Cyber Security Advisory Board To Review Voting Infrastructure Amidst Reports Of Foreign ... -, (Andrew Cuomo), June 20, 2017
US Senate

  1. Sen. Gillibrand introduces legislation to protect from drug price spikes - NEWS10 ABC, (Kirsten Gillibrand), June 21, 2017
  2. Schumer goes on tweetstorm over GOP health care bill - Washington Times, (Chuck Schumer), June 20, 2017
  3. Google Donates $1 Million To Preserve The Historic Stonewall Inn & Stories - Uinterview, (Chuck Schumer), June 20, 2017
  4. Chuck Schumer predicts 'outcry' once GOP healthcare bill is released - Washington Examiner, (Chuck Schumer), June 20, 2017
  5. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Protests Republican Health Care Bill in Senate - MSN, (Chuck Schumer), June 20, 2017
  6. Newspapers buried reports on health care, while TV news missed the Senate’s back room dealmaking - Media Matters, (Chuck Schumer), June 20, 2017
  7. New York's Kirsten Gillibrand hearts Gwen Graham for Florida governor - SaintPetersBlog (blog), (Kirsten Gillibrand), June 20, 2017
  8. Sen. Gillibrand announces plan to prevent prescription drug price spike - WRGB, (Kirsten Gillibrand), June 20, 2017
New York Attorney General

  1. NY Attorney General Sues Anti-Abortion Protesters - U.S. News & World Report, (Eric Schneiderman), June 21, 2017
  2. Pro-life protesters threatened to kill clinic patients, workers: suit - New York Post, (Eric Schneiderman), June 21, 2017
New York Comptroller

  1. NY Comptroller: Public drinking water needs more protection - My Twin, (Tom DiNapoli), June 20, 2017
New York City Mayor

  1. Somebody, Anybody, Run Against Bill de Blasio - American Spectator, (Bill de Blasio), June 21, 2017
  2. Rick Scott Says Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo Are Great for the Florida Economy - Observer, (Bill de Blasio), June 21, 2017
  3. Transcript: Mayor de Blasio Participates in Press Call Urging Albany to Pass Extension of Mayoral Control, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, June 21, 2017
  4. Mayor de Blasio Waits (and Waits) for a New Mandate to Run New ... - New York Times, (Bill de Blasio), June 20, 2017
  5. Kalief Browder's Brother Is Running Against Mayor Bill De Blasio - Vibe, (Bill de Blasio), June 20, 2017
Assembly Speaker

  1. Democrats block bill allowing movie theaters to sell booze - New York Post, (Carl Heastie), June 21, 2017
  2. Cuomo, legislative leaders announce 'Buy American' agreement for iron and steel -, (Carl Heastie), June 20, 2017
  3. Heastie: No change on mayoral control/charter dispute - Albany Times Union (blog), (Carl Heastie), June 20, 2017
Independent Democratic Conference

  1. NY OKs scaled-down 'Buy American' plan after Canada objects - Newsday, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx; Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), June 20, 2017
1st Congressional District (Zeldin)

  1. Sen. Warren: Republicans Don't Have A Health Bill, They Have A "Tax Cut For Billionaires Bill" - RealClear Politics, (Lee Zeldin), June 20, 2017
  2. Trump calls GOP health care bill 'mean' and Democrats pounce, Republicans worry - CNN, (Lee Zeldin), June 20, 2017
  3. Rep. Zeldin Co-Leads Effort to Administration for Review of CMS Policies and Regulations, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), June 20, 2017
11th Congressional District - (Donovan)

  1. Statement from Congressman Dan Donovan on Confirmation of Brock Long as FEMA Administrator, Congressman Dan Donovan - New York, 11th (R), June 20, 2017
  2. Rep. Dan Donovan endorses Nicole Malliotakis for mayor -, (Dan Donovan), June 20, 2017
18th Congressional District (Maloney)

  1. Indonesia: US members of Congress slam growing radicalisation, LGBT persecution - Asian Correspondent, (Sean P. Maloney), June 20, 2017
19th Congressional District (Faso)

  1. Faso's Bipartisan Foster Care Legislation Passes House, Congressman John Faso - New York, 19th (R), June 20, 2017
  2. Delegation joins constitutional lawsuit against Trump - VTDigger, (Zephyr Teachout), June 20, 2017
21st Congressional District (Stefanik)

  1. Stefanik Supports Series of Measures to Improve Foster Care, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), June 20, 2017
  2. Mobile office quietly traverses NY21 — without fanfare, and often, constituents -, (Elise Stefanik), June 20, 2017
  3. House Panel Includes Proposals For Cyber Operations Transparency And Cooperation In Markup - Defense Daily Network, (Elise Stefanik), June 20, 2017
  4. Paul Singer contributes $5k to Stefanik E-PAC - Post-Star, (Elise Stefanik), June 20, 2017
22nd Congressional District (Tenney)

  1. Congresswoman Claudia Tenney Secures Critical Language for Veterans Crisis Line in the 2018 Proposed Budget, Congressman Claudia Tenney – New York, 22nd (R), June 20, 2017
  2. Column: The painful reality of 'love trumps hate' - Aiken Standard, (Claudia Tenney), June 20, 2017
  3. Why do liberals want to kill conservatives? Here's a list of liberal threats and attacks on conservatives since mid-2016 - Catholic Online, (Claudia Tenney), June 20, 2017
24th Congressional District (Katko)

  1. Katko never got tough questions during 'telephone town hall' (Your letters) - Syracuse Post-Standard, (John Katko), June 20, 2017
  2. Katko offers prayers for Scalise, laments return of political vitriol in Washington - CNY Central, (John Katko), June 20, 2017
  3. Katko takes aim at Synthetic Drug Epidemic -, (John Katko), June 20, 2017
25th Congressional District (Slaughter)

  1. Rep. Slaughter surveys work on new train station - News 10NBC, (Louise Slaughter), June 20, 2017
  2. Rep Slaughter: No Changes to Security After Congressional Attack - Spectrum News, (Louise Slaughter), June 20, 2017
27th Congressional District (Collins)

  1. Rep. Chris Collins: Why I'm going to start carrying a gun ... -, (Chris Collins), June 20, 2017
  2. New York Rep. Chris Collins to carry gun after baseball shooting - The Journal News |, (Chris Collins), June 20, 2017
NY Senate: District 9 - Kaminsky/Skelos Seat

  1. Late fight emerges in Albany over LIRR safety vs. 3rd track - Newsday, (Todd Kaminsky), June 20, 2017

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Incumbents in Congress

  1. REP. ADRIANO ESPAILLAT RECOGNIZES WORLD REFUGEE DAY, Congressman Adriano Esplallat - New York, 13th (D), June 20, 2017
  2. Velázquez: Trump Violated the Constitution’s Emolument Clause, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez - New York, 7th (D), June 20, 2017
  3. In Commemoration of Juneteenth, Congresswoman Clarke Calls for the Renaming of General Lee Avenue and Stonewall Jackson Drive in Brooklyn, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke - New York, 9th (D), June 20, 2017
  4. Congresswoman Clarke’s Statement on Donald Trump’s Reversal of President Obama’s Cuba Policies, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke - New York, 9th (D), June 20, 2017
  5. Rep. Maloney joins with Rep. Meng to Boost Degree Completion for Community College Students, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney - New York, 12th (D), June 20, 2017
  6. Reed Announces Grant for Cattaraugus County Economic Development, Congressman Tom Reed – New York, 23rd (R), June 20, 2017
  7. Statement from Rep. Reed (NY-23) on CBS Anchor Scott Pelley’s Comments on Rep. Scalise, Congressman Tom Reed – New York, 23rd (R), June 20, 2017
  8. Engel, Ros-Lehtinen Release Multi-Year State Department Strategy for Caribbean Engagement, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), June 20, 2017
  9. Engel Statement on GOP Delays to Senate Sanctions Bill, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), June 20, 2017
  10. Engel Statement on Passing of Otto Warmbier, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), June 20, 2017
  11. Congressman Nadler Joins Sen. Blumenthal and Ranking Member Conyers to Announce Congressional Emoluments Lawsuit Against President Trump, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), June 20, 2017
  12. Congressman Nadler Joins Rep. Meng and Other NYC Members to Introduce Bill to Boost College Completion, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), June 20, 2017
  13. Statement by Congressman Brian Higgins, Congressman Brian Higgins - New York, 26th (D), June 20, 2017
  14. Chairman Crowley in Recognition of World Refugee Day, Congressman Joseph Crowley - New York, 14th (D), June 20, 2017
  15. Chairman Crowley Statement on Bicameral Emoluments Lawsuit, Congressman Joseph Crowley - New York, 14th (D), June 20, 2017
  16. Slaughter Takes Action as President Trump Violates Anti-Corruption Provisions of the Constitution, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter - New York, 25th (D), June 20, 2017
Incumbents NY State - Press Releases

  1. A.G. Schneiderman Joins 14 AGs In Filing Intervention In Lawsuit Against EPA To Secure Reduction In Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Other Air Pollutants, Attorney General: New York, June 21, 2017
  2. Attorney General Schneiderman Announces Guilty Verdict For Brooklyn Landlord Who Harassed Rent Regulated Tenants, Attorney General: New York, June 21, 2017
  3. A.G. Schneiderman Files Lawsuit To End Persistent Harassment Of Women Entering Women's Health Clinic In Queens, Attorney General: New York, June 21, 2017
  4. Landlord Policies Targeting Immigrants to be Investigated, New York State Governor: Press Releases, June 20, 2017
  5. Legislation Advanced to Give State Control of MTA Board, New York State Governor: Press Releases, June 20, 2017
  6. Legislation Signed Ending Child Marriage in NY, New York State Governor: Press Releases, June 20, 2017
  7. Assembly Passes the New York State Volunteer Firefighter Enhanced Cancer Disability Benefits Act, New York State Assembly: Press Releases, June 20, 2017
Incumbents NY State - News

  1. Capitol punishment: Senate Republicans fail again to fix the cruel statute of limitations for child sex crimes - New York Daily News, (John Flanagan), June 21, 2017
  2. Mayoral Control Of Schools Debate Comes Down To Wire In Albany - CBS New York, (John Flanagan), June 20, 2017
  3. Committee OKs Feinman, But Confirmation Uncertain - New York Law Journal (registration), (John Flanagan), June 20, 2017
  4. Flanagan: Senate won't take up Child Victims Act - Albany Times Union (blog), (John Flanagan), June 20, 2017
  5. Cuomo, legislative leaders announce 'Buy American' agreement for iron and steel -, (John Flanagan), June 20, 2017
NY State Senate

  1. The Cuomo Bridge? Top lawmaker has idea for new Tappan Zee ... - The Journal News |, (NY Senate: Bill Larkin (R) - Cornwall-on-Hudson; NY Senate: Bill Larkin (R) - Cornwall-on-Hudson), June 21, 2017
  2. Deals down to the wire as session winds down - North Country Public Radio, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), June 20, 2017
  3. Bill gives Newburgh school district 10 years to repay $12.7M penalty - Times Herald-Record, (NY Senate: Bill Larkin (R) - Cornwall-on-Hudson), June 20, 2017
  4. Board of Elections questions Senate Republican campaign spending - Albany Times Union (blog), (NY Senate: Bill Larkin (R) - Cornwall-on-Hudson), June 20, 2017
NY State Assembly

  1. Gov. Cuomo unveils bill that would let him take MTA board’s reins - New York Daily News, (Richard Brodsky), June 20, 2017

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U. S. Senate (Murphy)

  1. Trump Lawsuit: President Is 'Blatantly' Violating the Constitution, Democrats Say - Yahoo News UK, (Richard Blumenthal), June 21, 2017
  2. If Michael Flynn Is Talking, the Game Has Changed -, (Richard Blumenthal), June 21, 2017
  3. Behind the Democrats' Emoluments Lawsuit Against Trump | The ... - The New Yorker, (Richard Blumenthal), June 21, 2017
  4. Senator: US at risk of military conflict with Russia, Iran in Syria - KVIA El Paso, (Christopher Murphy), June 21, 2017
  5. Blumenthal maintains Congress has right to sue President Trump - New Haven Register, (Richard Blumenthal), June 20, 2017
  6. Trump is 'blatantly' violating the Constitution: Dems - Raw Story, (Richard Blumenthal), June 20, 2017
  7. In Search of Missing Bills, Congress is on the Case - Roll Call, (Christopher Murphy), June 20, 2017
  8. 72 Congressional Dems Blast Trump for No Pride Proclamation -, (Richard Blumenthal), June 20, 2017
  9. Senator Blumenthal: more will follow Pence in hiring legal help - SouthTexasNews, (Richard Blumenthal), June 20, 2017
  10. Public education's big problem may be that it's not really public at all - Journal Inquirer, (Christopher Murphy), June 20, 2017
  11. Sen. Chris Murphy Takes Fiery Stand Against GOP Health Care Plan - Greenwich Daily Voice, (Christopher Murphy), June 20, 2017

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Voting Issues

  1. New York is reviewing its voting infrastructure to avoid hacks - Engadget, (Voting Machines), June 20, 2017



Election Law Blog

  1. “Is North Carolina the Future of American Politics?”, June 21, 2017
  2. “Some States Beat Supreme Court to Punch on Eliminating Gerrymanders”, June 21, 2017
  3. “Court may rule on partisan gerrymandering – but maybe not”, June 20, 2017
  4. Mississippi: “Gaming the system: Absentee votes often pivotal in local elections”, June 20, 2017
  5. “How 2 academics got the Supreme Court to reexamine gerrymandering”, June 20, 2017
  6. “Supreme Court’s Partisan Gerrymandering Case Could Have Texas Implications”, June 20, 2017
  7. “Despite NSA Claim, Elections Vendor Denies System Was Compromised In Hack Attempt”, June 20, 2017
  8. Talking Partisan Gerrymandering with Josh Douglas on Bloomberg Law Radio, June 20, 2017
  9. “I voted against ranked-choice voting. But I don’t support repealing the law.”, June 20, 2017
Daily Kos Elections

  1. Democrat Jon Ossoff loses to Republican Karen Handel in closely watched Georgia special election, June 21, 2017
  2. It's okay to be disappointed, but don't get discouraged, June 21, 2017
  3. Daily Kos GA-06 and SC-05 special election liveblog #7, June 21, 2017
  4. Daily Kos GA-06 and SC-05 special election liveblog #6, June 21, 2017
  5. Daily Kos GA-06 and SC-05 special election liveblog #5, June 20, 2017
  6. Daily Kos GA-06 and SC-05 special election liveblog #4, June 20, 2017
  7. Daily Kos GA-06 and SC-05 special election liveblog #3, June 20, 2017
  8. Daily Kos GA-06 and SC-05 special election liveblog #2, June 20, 2017
  9. Daily Kos GA-06 and SC-05 special election liveblog #1, June 20, 2017
  10. Georgia's 6th: Another district that never should have been competitive, June 20, 2017
  11. Democrats reportedly land major recruit against vulnerable Nevada GOP Sen. Dean Heller in 2018, June 20, 2017
  12. Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 6/20, June 20, 2017
  13. Morning Digest: Trumpcare savior Tom MacArthur draws his first major Democratic House challenger, June 20, 2017


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