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Wednesday, May 23, 2018
 
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New York Governor

  1. Cuomo endorses Letitia James for Attorney General - New York Post, (Andrew Cuomo), May 23, 2018
  2. Governor Cuomo issues a conditional pardon for New Yorker ... - WSYR, (Andrew Cuomo), May 23, 2018
  3. School budget turnout: Why it's plummeting in New York - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, (Andrew Cuomo), May 23, 2018
  4. Cynthia Nixon's New Role: Mission Improbable Against New York's Cuomo - Bloomberg L.P., (Cynthia Nixon), May 22, 2018
  5. Hillary Clinton to Endorse Andrew Cuomo For NY Governor Over Cynthia Nixon - Mediaite, (Cynthia Nixon), May 22, 2018
  6. Hillary and Bill Clinton Go Separate Ways for 2018 Midterm Elections - New York Times, (Andrew Cuomo), May 22, 2018
New York Lt. Governor

  1. Hochul: 100 years after suffrage, women still not fully represented - Spectrum News, (Kathy Hochul), May 22, 2018
US Senate

  1. US mid-term elections: First black female nominee for governor - BBC News, (Kirsten Gillibrand), May 23, 2018
  2. Fighter pilot McGrath wins Kentucky House primary - CNN, (Kirsten Gillibrand), May 23, 2018
  3. Chuck Schumer & Nancy Pelosi: Democrats have a better deal for ... - USA TODAY, (Chuck Schumer), May 22, 2018
  4. Chuck Schumer livid over move to exclude Democrats from document viewing - Washington Examiner, (Chuck Schumer), May 22, 2018
  5. Chuck Schumer: China is showing Trump it understands the 'art of the deal' - Washington Examiner, (Chuck Schumer), May 22, 2018
  6. Chuck Schumer: Remove Kim Jong Un from commemorative coin marking summit with Trump - Washington Examiner, (Chuck Schumer), May 22, 2018
  7. Chuck Schumer: House Republicans Secretly Tell Me Devin Nunes is 'Off the Deep End' - Mediaite, (Chuck Schumer), May 22, 2018
  8. Gillibrand: Beware of predatory student loan practices - WKTV, (Kirsten Gillibrand), May 22, 2018
New York Attorney General

  1. Underwood appointed first female Attorney General of New York - WRVO Public Media, (Eric Schneiderman), May 23, 2018
  2. NY Formalizes Appointment of Schneiderman Successor - Courthouse News Service, (Eric Schneiderman), May 22, 2018
  3. Trump, Republicans—and Democrats—Show That Morality Matters Little—At Least When Abused Women Are ... - Brinkwire (press release), (Eric Schneiderman), May 22, 2018
  4. #MeToo: A cultural workaround to a legal failure - The Japan Times, (Eric Schneiderman), May 22, 2018
  5. NYPD has reached out to Schneiderman's alleged victims - New York Post, (Eric Schneiderman), May 22, 2018
New York Comptroller

  1. State comptroller: Public pension fund nearing $207 billion - The Sun Herald, (Tom DiNapoli), May 23, 2018
New York City Mayor

  1. Bill de Blasio to NYC Cops: Stop Arresting for Pot - TheStranger.com, (Bill de Blasio), May 23, 2018
  2. De Blasio Vows to Open Supervised-Injection Sites in NYC - National Review, (Bill de Blasio), May 23, 2018
  3. A Sweeping Plan to Fix the Subways Comes With a $19 Billion Price Tag - New York Times, (Bill de Blasio), May 22, 2018
  4. 10 Days Left, but No Decision on Public Housing Monitor - New York Times, (Bill de Blasio), May 22, 2018
  5. De Blasio's Foster Care System Looks Ahead in the Wake of Spats with Letitia James - The Chronicle of Social Change, (Bill de Blasio), May 22, 2018
Assembly Speaker

  1. State lawmakers to pick successor to attorney general - WXXI News, (Carl Heastie), May 23, 2018
  2. Assembly Speaker Kicks off Third Annual State Tour - U.S. News & World Report, (Carl Heastie), May 23, 2018
1st Congressional District (Zeldin)

  1. Zeldin flying with Trump to Long Island Wednesday for discussion on MS-13 - RiverheadLOCAL, (Lee Zeldin), May 22, 2018
  2. Republicans renew push for second special counsel - CNN, (Lee Zeldin), May 22, 2018
  3. House conservatives want second special counsel to probe alleged DOJ 'misconduct' - WTVD, (Lee Zeldin), May 22, 2018
  4. Rep. Zeldin to Travel with President Trump to Long Island Tomorrow for Roundtable re Combating MS-13, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), May 22, 2018
  5. Reps. Zeldin, Meadows, Jordan, DeSantis, Gaetz & Other Members of Congress to Introduce 12-Page Resolution Detailing Misconduct at Highest Level of DOJ/FBI, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), May 22, 2018
11th Congressional District - (Donovan)

  1. Donovan Helps Secure Increased Homeland Security Grant Funding to Protect New York, Congressman Dan Donovan - New York, 11th (R), May 22, 2018
  2. President Trump Invites Donovan to Join Him for Event on MS-13 Gang Violence, Congressman Dan Donovan - New York, 11th (R), May 22, 2018
  3. Max Rose Is The First Post-9/11 Combat Vet To Seek Office In NY — And He Might Win - Rantt Media, (Michael Grimm), May 22, 2018
  4. Grimm on his felon status: Truth and deceit (commentary) - SILive.com, (Michael Grimm; Dan Donovan), May 22, 2018
  5. Trump To Attend MS-13 Forum On Long Island - WSHU, (Dan Donovan), May 22, 2018
17th Congressional District (Lowey)

  1. Officials Call For Action To End Mail Thefts In Westchester - Rye Daily Voice, (Nita Lowey), May 22, 2018
  2. DA Calls on Members of Congress to Pressure US Postal Service to Stem Mail Theft in Westchester County - HamletHub, (Nita Lowey), May 22, 2018
18th Congressional District (Maloney)

  1. The race for attorney general takes shape - City & State, (Sean P. Maloney), May 23, 2018
  2. NY Dems Rally Behind State Senate Candidates - WAMC, (Sean P. Maloney), May 22, 2018
  3. Gov. Cuomo endorses Public Advocate Letitia James' attorney general run - New York Daily News, (Sean P. Maloney), May 22, 2018
19th Congressional District (Faso)

  1. Faso, Tonko, Upton, Sarbanes Introduce Bill to Reauthorize School-Based Health Centers, Congressman John Faso - New York, 19th (R), May 22, 2018
  2. Cuomo-Launched Women’s Equality Party Will Soon Make Statewide Nominations - Gotham Gazette, (Zephyr Teachout), May 22, 2018
  3. Cynthia Nixon Is Doing Just Fine - The Atlantic, (Zephyr Teachout), May 22, 2018
21st Congressional District (Stefanik)

  1. Stefanik, Schneider Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Improve Primary Care for Individuals in High-Deductible Plans, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), May 22, 2018
  2. Video: Stefanik Questions Sec. DeVos during Education and Workforce Hearing, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), May 22, 2018
  3. Stefanik, Ryan Introduce Vietnam Era Veterans Hepatitis C Testing Enhancement Act, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), May 22, 2018
  4. Stefanik Supports Package of Legislation to Help Our Veterans, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), May 22, 2018
  5. Stefanik among lawmakers questioning DeVos on ed policy - WCAX, (Elise Stefanik), May 22, 2018
  6. State, federal efforts to bolster hiring of addicts moves forward - Sun Community News & Printing, (Elise Stefanik), May 22, 2018
22nd Congressional District (Tenney)

  1. House Passes Groundbreaking Legislation Giving Community Financial Institutions Much Needed Relief, Congressman Claudia Tenney – New York, 22nd (R), May 22, 2018
  2. Democratic Congressional Candidate Anthony Brindisi holds town hall - NewsChannel 34, (Claudia Tenney), May 22, 2018
  3. Brindisi: Local organizations awarded NYS Council on the Arts grants - Uticaod, (Anthony Brindisi), May 22, 2018
24th Congressional District (Katko)

  1. Rep. John Katko at Cayuga County event: 'Blue wave may be nothing but a trickle' - Auburn Citizen, (John Katko), May 22, 2018
27th Congressional District (Collins)

  1. Trump To Attend MS-13 Forum On Long Island - WSHU, (Chris Collins), May 22, 2018
  2. To Quell Growing Rebellion, House GOP Leaders Promise Action On Immigration In June - NPR, (Chris Collins), May 22, 2018
  3. Immigration: GOP divide over issue could have far-reaching implications for Ryan, 2018 midterms - USA TODAY, (Chris Collins), May 22, 2018
NY Senate: District 9 - Kaminsky/Skelos Seat

  1. Dean Skelos' lawyer says prosecutors are letting a key witness in his ... - New York Daily News, (Dean Skelos), May 23, 2018
  2. Nassau Democrats pick candidates in key state Senate races - Newsday, (Todd Kaminsky), May 22, 2018

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Incumbents in Congress

  1. Velázquez on Dodd-Frank Bill, Puerto Rico Protections, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez - New York, 7th (D), May 22, 2018
  2. Maloney Expresses Strong Opposition to Dodd Frank Roll Back Bill, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney - New York, 12th (D), May 22, 2018
  3. Maloney, Cummings Request Hearing on Trump Administration’s New Policy Separating Children from Families at Border, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney - New York, 12th (D), May 22, 2018
  4. $12 Billion a Year for Consumers, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney - New York, 12th (D), May 22, 2018
  5. Higgins Announces House Approval of Bills Supporting Veterans, Congressman Brian Higgins - New York, 26th (D), May 22, 2018
  6. Higgins Announces Committee Action on Several Pieces of Legislation Addressing the Opioid Epidemic, Congressman Brian Higgins - New York, 26th (D), May 22, 2018
  7. Tonko, Faso, Upton, Sarbanes Introduce Bill to Reauthorize School-Based Health Centers, Congressman Paul Tonko - New York, 20th (D), May 22, 2018
  8. Rep. Meeks Calls Emergency Meeting to Address Rockaway Beach Closure, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks - New York, 5th (D), May 22, 2018
  9. Rep. Gregory W. Meeks Releases Statement on his Opposition to Banking Bill, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks - New York, 5th (D), May 22, 2018
  10. Ranking Member Nadler Statement on Effort by President Trump and House Republicans to Expose Identity of FBI Confidential Source, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), May 22, 2018
  11. Ranking Member Nadler Floor Statement in Opposition to H.R. 5682, the "FIRST STEP Act", Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), May 22, 2018
  12. Ranking Member Nadler's Statement on the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Oversight Hearing, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), May 22, 2018
  13. NY Congressional Delegation Members Call on Postmaster General to Implement Broad, Aggressive Program to Combat Theft of Mail Across the Hudson Valley, Congresswoman Nita Lowey - New York, 17th (D), May 22, 2018
Incumbents NY State - Press Releases

  1. A.G. Underwood And Acting Tax Commissioner Manion Announce Conviction Of “Taxi King” Evgeny Freidman For Stealing Nearly $5 Million In MTA Taxes, Attorney General: New York, May 22, 2018
  2. Statement By Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood Upon Appointment By The Legislature, Attorney General: New York, May 22, 2018
  3. Restoring the Right to Vote to New Yorkers on Parole, New York State Governor: Press Releases, May 22, 2018
  4. Press Releases May 2018 Legislative Leaders Announce Joint Session May 22, 2018, New York State Assembly: Press Releases, May 22, 2018
  5. Acting A.G. Underwood Announces Guilty Pleas And Sentencing Of Westbury Food Processing Plant Owners For Stealing Over $120K From Workers, Attorney General: New York, May 22, 2018
Incumbents NY State - News

  1. Kevin Law ranked most powerful non-gov LIer in state - Long Island Business News, (John Flanagan), May 22, 2018
NY State Senate

  1. GOP has cash edge heading into battle for state Senate - Times Union - Albany Times Union, (Shelley Mayer), May 22, 2018
  2. NY Dems Rally Behind State Senate Candidates | WAMC - WAMC, (Shelley Mayer), May 22, 2018
  3. Acting Attorney General Barbara Underwood to remain in office until year's end - New York Daily News, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), May 22, 2018
  4. Santa Fe massacre sets off fight in NY to prevent dangerous people from possessing guns - New York Daily News, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), May 22, 2018
  5. Skoufis kicks off Senate Campaign - Capitol Confidential - Albany Times Union (blog), (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), May 22, 2018
  6. From the ER to the Garden, MTA Chief Holds Unusually Powerful Perch - New York Times, (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan), May 22, 2018
NY State Assembly

  1. Westchester officials recommend Con Ed, NYSEG rethink reliance on mutual aid, robocalls - Westfaironline.com, (David Buchwald (D)), May 22, 2018

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U. S. Senate (Murphy)

  1. Can the President Be Indicted? Yes, But Not By Who You Think - Fortune, (Richard Blumenthal), May 22, 2018
  2. Blumenthal derides 16% gas rate hike request | Business ... - Journal Inquirer, (Richard Blumenthal), May 22, 2018
  3. Eversource rate hike request prompts letter from CT senator - WFSB 3 Connecticut - WFSB, (Richard Blumenthal), May 22, 2018
  4. Vigil remembers Santa Fe High School shooting victims - News 12 Connecticut, (Richard Blumenthal), May 22, 2018
  5. Murphy Takes Aim At Republicans Over Gun Debate, Says School Shooter Killing '100 People' Wouldn't Bring Them To ... - The Daily Caller, (Christopher Murphy), May 22, 2018
  6. Republican US Senate Primary Takes Shape - CT News Junkie, (Christopher Murphy), May 22, 2018

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ISSUES

Voting Issues

  1. Ontarians to use electronic voting machines in June election - The Globe and Mail, (Voting Machines), May 22, 2018

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FROM THE BLOGS

Election Law Blog

  1. “Your Questions About Trump Jr.’s Foreign Campaign Meetings, Answered”, May 23, 2018
  2. Nonprofit Spending Millions of Dollars to Influence Federal Elections Asks D.C Circuit for Right to Do So Anonymously, May 23, 2018
  3. Giuliani: Russian Emails Helping Trump Campaign “Sort of Like a Gift”; But Campaign Acceptance of Things of Value from Foreign Nationals is Illegal, May 23, 2018
  4. “Florida’s early voting ban on campus challenged in court”, May 22, 2018
  5. “The Cybersecurity 202: Georgia is voting on insecure machines in today’s primary. This group is suing”, May 22, 2018
  6. “Appeals Court Bats Down Kobach Request To Overturn Contempt Finding”, May 22, 2018
  7. “Dem Super PAC Spending To Elevate GOP Hardliner In California House Race”, May 22, 2018
  8. “An Ohio legislator defied FirstEnergy lobbyists. Then a ‘dark money’ group helped sink her bid for Congress”, May 22, 2018
Daily Kos Elections

  1. Daily Kos Elections Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, and Texas runoff liveblog thread #4, May 23, 2018
  2. Daily Kos congratulates Gina Ortiz Jones on TX-23 victory, announces disbursement of nominee funds, May 23, 2018
  3. Daily Kos Elections Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, and Texas runoff liveblog thread #3, May 23, 2018
  4. Daily Kos congratulates Stacey Abrams on historic Georgia gubernatorial primary win, May 23, 2018
  5. Daily Kos Elections Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, and Texas runoff liveblog thread #2, May 22, 2018
  6. Daily Kos Elections Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, and Texas runoff liveblog thread #1, May 22, 2018
  7. For a Democrat, Andrew Cuomo shares a lot of big-time donors with Donald Trump, May 22, 2018
  8. It's time for another special election—and time to flip another GOP House seat blue, May 22, 2018
  9. Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 5/22, May 22, 2018
  10. Morning Digest: Once again defying the law, Don Blankenship launches third-party Senate bid, May 22, 2018

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