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New York State Political News
Monday, July 16, 2018
Vol. 18, No. 129
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New York Governor

  1. Corruption convictions turn up the heat on Andrew Cuomo | Newsday - Newsday, (Andrew Cuomo), July 16, 2018
  2. Cuomo throwing cash at CBS, NBC to keep late night shows in NYC - New York Post, (Andrew Cuomo), July 16, 2018
  3. Trump White House scolds Cynthia Nixon for condemning ICE - Adirondack Daily Enterprise, (Cynthia Nixon), July 15, 2018
  4. Governor Cuomo Releases Report Recommending New York State Legalize Marijuana - Weed News (blog), (Andrew Cuomo), July 15, 2018
  5. NY Gov. Cuomo calls Trump admin spending to detain immigrant ... - CNN, (Andrew Cuomo), July 15, 2018
  6. Capitol Watch: Dems pressure Senate GOP to return to Albany - Bradenton Herald, (Andrew Cuomo), July 15, 2018
  7. Andrew Cuomo's 'Squirrel!' strategy for dodging the corruption news - New York Post, (Andrew Cuomo), July 14, 2018
  8. NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo Threatens to Sue If Supreme Court Overturns Roe v. Wade - Fox News Insider, (Andrew Cuomo), July 14, 2018
  9. Cynthia Nixon might run for Assembly if she loses governor bid - New York Post, (Cynthia Nixon), July 13, 2018
  10. Cynthia Nixon secures spot on primary ballot - Spectrum News NY1, (Cynthia Nixon), July 13, 2018
  11. Andrew Cuomo on Buffalo Billion scandal: 'I don't know what I could have done differently' - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, (Andrew Cuomo), July 13, 2018
US Senate

  1. From Sarah Sanders to Kirsten Gillibrand, conservative group launches project to oppose sexist attacks on women in ... - Washington Examiner, (Kirsten Gillibrand), July 16, 2018
  2. Toddler drownings have spiked at alarming rate: Schumer - New York Post, (Chuck Schumer), July 15, 2018
  3. Eye on NY: Gillibrand visit facilities in Texas, slams Trump's 'inhumane' immigration policies - Auburn Citizen (blog), (Kirsten Gillibrand), July 15, 2018
  4. Gillibrand pushes legislation to stem rising cost of medications - Newsday, (Kirsten Gillibrand), July 15, 2018
  5. Chuck Schumer's Brazen Fable About Nominees and Supreme ... - Daily Signal, (Chuck Schumer), July 14, 2018
  6. The evolution of Kirsten Gillibrand - Newsday, (Kirsten Gillibrand), July 14, 2018
  7. 'Kiss my you know what': Schumer hamstrung in SCOTUS fight - Politico, (Chuck Schumer), July 13, 2018
  8. 'Cancel the Putin meeting,' Chuck Schumer demands - The Week Magazine, (Chuck Schumer), July 13, 2018
  9. Him too? Wife of Embattled NBC anchor Tom Brokaw shows up at Allen & Co joining an eclectic crowd that includes ... - Daily Mail, (Chuck Schumer), July 13, 2018
  10. Gillibrand, Stefanik lead legislation to protect state resources - Glens Falls Post-Star, (Kirsten Gillibrand), July 13, 2018
  11. Detaining immigrant kids is now a billion-dollar industry - Santa Monica Daily Press, (Kirsten Gillibrand), July 13, 2018
New York Attorney General

  1. After latest convictions, Teachout says state needs corruption-busting AG - New York Daily News, (Zephyr Teachout), July 15, 2018
  2. 'Fearless Girl' Lends 'Mentor' Some Star Power by Endorsing Teachout - The Chief, (Zephyr Teachout), July 13, 2018
New York Comptroller

  1. Comptroller: State audit reveals $2.4 million uncollected at cashless tolls - Spectrum News, (Tom DiNapoli), July 15, 2018
  2. 2019 State tax cap is increased for first time in 4 years - WBFO, (Tom DiNapoli), July 14, 2018
  3. Counties can milk two percent more from tax levies - The Daily News Online, (Tom DiNapoli), July 14, 2018
  4. EXCLUSIVE: DiNapoli divests NY pension funds from private prison companies - New York Daily News, (Tom DiNapoli), July 13, 2018
  5. Mount Vernon woman charged with hiding mother's death to steal her pension - Mid-Hudson News, (Tom DiNapoli), July 13, 2018
New York City Mayor

  1. De Blasio's hiring spree means taxpayer trouble down the line - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), July 15, 2018
  2. De Blasio is flouting public records laws, parent claims - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), July 14, 2018
  3. Sunnyside's protected bike lanes are a go with De Blasio's support ... - Curbed NY, (Bill de Blasio), July 13, 2018
  4. Cuomo demands de Blasio pay $18B for subway fixes - New York Post - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), July 13, 2018
  5. Mayor de Blasio Welcomes First Dockless Bikes to the Rockaways, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, July 13, 2018
Assembly Speaker

  1. (5:53 PM) State Assembly Speaker: It's Time To Codify Roe V. Wade In State Law - Jamestown Post Journal, (Carl Heastie), July 15, 2018
  2. Capitol Watch: GOP lawmakers pressured to return to Albany for abortion, speed camera bills -, (Carl Heastie), July 15, 2018
Independent Democratic Conference

  1. Klein picks up key union endorsement - The Riverdale Press, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), July 15, 2018
  2. Klein's challenger buoyed by insurgent's victory on the other side of the borough - The Riverdale Press, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), July 15, 2018
  3. John Liu Plots a Comeback Trail, Targeting a Renegade Democrat - New York Times, (Tony Avella), July 14, 2018
  4. Simcha Felder Doesn't Want to Talk Speed Cameras, Only 'Delicious Chocolate Rugelach" - WNYC, (Simcha Felder), July 13, 2018
  5. Senator Does a U-Turn on Speed Cameras in School Zones - New York Times, (Simcha Felder), July 13, 2018
  6. John Liu Plots a Comeback Trail, Targeting a Renegade Democrat -, (Tony Avella; Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), July 13, 2018
1st Congressional District (Zeldin)

  1. Congressman Takes Daughters To West Wing, Remembers His Childhood Tour - The Forward, (Lee Zeldin), July 13, 2018
  2. Rep. Zeldin Statement on Justice Department Indictment of 12 Russians for DNC/DCCC Hacking, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), July 13, 2018
11th Congressional District - (Donovan)

  1. GOP Anti-Antifa Act Could Send Masked Demonstrators To Prison For 15 Years - HuffPost, (Dan Donovan), July 15, 2018
  2. Watch: Congressional candidate Max Rose appears on Colbert show's 'Uninformed Correspondent' segment -, (Max Rose), July 14, 2018
  3. Donovan slammed over women's rights issues - New York Post, (Max Rose; Dan Donovan), July 14, 2018
  4. Donovan: Safety, security of America's school children requires universal solutions - Ripon Advance, (Dan Donovan), July 13, 2018
  5. Frank Bruni: The political center is sexier than you think (Commentary) -, (Dan Donovan), July 13, 2018
  6. 5 things to watch as the FEC filing deadline approaches - Politico, (Max Rose), July 13, 2018
17th Congressional District (Lowey)

  1. House Republicans Remove Funding For Gun Control Research From Appropriations Bill - (blog), (Nita Lowey), July 13, 2018
  2. Republicans block $10 million in CDC funding for gun research -, (Nita Lowey), July 13, 2018
18th Congressional District (Maloney)

  1. Maloney Offers Feminine Hygiene Products to Other Congressional Offices after Outpouring of Support from American Public, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney - New York, 18th (D), July 13, 2018
  2. Maloney officially enters attorney general race - Times Herald-Record, (Sean P. Maloney), July 13, 2018
  3. Tampons Pour In After Maloney Raises Hill Feminine Hygiene Issue - Roll Call, (Sean P. Maloney), July 13, 2018
  4. Letitia James, With Cuomo's Help, Raises $1 Million in Attorney ... - New York Times, (Sean P. Maloney), July 13, 2018
  5. Dems have big state primaries ahead - Rochester City Newspaper, (Sean P. Maloney), July 13, 2018
19th Congressional District (Faso)

  1. Faso hits Delgado over 'troubling' rap lyrics - The Daily Gazette, (Antonio Delgado; John Faso), July 14, 2018
  2. Rap battle between Faso, Delgado heats up - recordonline, (Antonio Delgado; John Faso), July 14, 2018
  3. Faso Urges Lighthizer to Intervene in Changes to Recycling Materials Standards, Congressman John Faso - New York, 19th (R), July 13, 2018
  4. Amid Shortage of Truck Drivers, Faso Embraces DRIVE-Safe Act, Congressman John Faso - New York, 19th (R), July 13, 2018
  5. Right-leaning PAC rips Delgado rap - recordonline, (Antonio Delgado), July 13, 2018
  6. Faso rap on Delgado may fall flat in the 19th - WRAL, (Antonio Delgado; John Faso), July 13, 2018
21st Congressional District (Stefanik)

  1. This is no way to run a campaign - Adirondack Daily Enterprise, (Tedra Cobb), July 14, 2018
  2. CD-21 candidates take the pledge: no lies during campaign - Watertown Daily Times, (Tedra Cobb; Elise Stefanik), July 14, 2018
  3. Letter to the editor: Stefanik ad a sign of fear, loyalty - The Post-Star, (Elise Stefanik), July 13, 2018
  5. Stefanik Votes in Support of Unfunded Mandates Information and Transparency Act, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), July 13, 2018
  6. Cobb is not intimidated by negative claims - Watertown Daily Times, (Tedra Cobb), July 13, 2018
22nd Congressional District (Tenney)

  1. Protesters Show Rep. Tenney and Rep. Nunes How They Feel - FOX 40 News WICZ TV, (Claudia Tenney), July 15, 2018
  2. Ivanka Trump Visits Suit-Kote Facility - Construction, (Claudia Tenney), July 13, 2018
  3. Congresswoman Tenney: Report Highlights Opportunity to Reduce New Yorkers Oppressive Property Tax Burden, Congressman Claudia Tenney – New York, 22nd (R), July 13, 2018
24th Congressional District (Katko)

  1. Katko for Congress has $1.6M for re-election campaign against Dana Balter - Auburn Citizen (blog), (Dana Balter; John Katko), July 13, 2018
25th Congressional District (Slaughter)

  1. Objection filed against Robin Wilt's petition to run for NYS Assembly - WHEC, (Joe Morelle), July 13, 2018
27th Congressional District (Collins)

  1. Grand Island: Holiday Inn Express open for business - Niagara Frontier Publications, (Nate McMurray), July 14, 2018
  2. NYS Exposed: Feds rule 'hemp not pot' - WHEC, (Chris Collins), July 14, 2018
NY Senate: District 9 - Kaminsky/Skelos Seat

  1. Prosecutor calls Dean Skelos' testimony 'not credible' - Newsday, (Dean Skelos), July 15, 2018
  2. Jury deliberating in former NY Senate leader Dean Skelos corruption trial -, (Dean Skelos), July 15, 2018
  3. Long Beach, NY, Council OKs $1.4M Emergency Nerve Center - Government Technology, (Todd Kaminsky), July 13, 2018
  4. Skelos jury goes home for the weekend after hours of deliberations - Newsday, (Dean Skelos), July 13, 2018
  5. Long Beach council did not address city manager search at special meeting - Newsday, (Todd Kaminsky), July 13, 2018

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Incumbents in Congress

  1. Velázquez on FEMA Puerto Rico After-Action Report, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez - New York, 7th (D), July 13, 2018
  2. Velázquez, Clarke to ICE: Release Couple Detained While Visiting Family in U.S. Military, Congresswoman Nydia M. Velazquez - New York, 7th (D), July 13, 2018
  4. CLARKE, VELÁZQUEZ TO ICE: RELEASE COUPLE DETAINED WHILE VISITING FAMILY IN U.S. MILITARY, Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke - New York, 9th (D), July 13, 2018
  5. Engel Statement on UNSC Arms Embargo on South Sudan, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), July 13, 2018
  6. House Foreign Affairs Democrats To Trump: Cancel Putin Meeting, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), July 13, 2018
  7. Engel Decries Trump's U.K. Embarrassment, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), July 13, 2018
  8. Energy & Commerce Committee Passes Engel Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), July 13, 2018
  9. Rep. Meeks Issues Statement on Indictment of 12 Russian Operatives for DNC Hack, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks - New York, 5th (D), July 13, 2018
  10. ICYMI: Top Judiciary Democrats Demand Oversight Hearing with DHS Secretary, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), July 13, 2018
  11. Congressman Serrano Responds to FEMA Post Hurricane Report Assessment Report, Congressman Jose E. Serrano - New York, 15th (D), July 13, 2018
  12. Congressman Serrano Responds to FEMA Post Hurricane Report Assessment Report, Congressman Jose E. Serrano - New York, 15th (D), July 13, 2018
Incumbents NY State - Press Releases

  1. Third Major Deployment of Volunteers to Puerto Rico, New York State Governor: Press Releases, July 15, 2018
  2. Attorney General Underwood – Part Of Coalition Of 13 AGs – Demands EPA Block Former Administrator Pruitt's Parting Gift To Polluters, Attorney General: New York, July 14, 2018
  3. A.G. Underwood Sues Rochester Home Improvement Contracting Business For Defrauding Consumers Through Fake Online Reviews, Failure To Perform Work, Attorney General: New York, July 13, 2018
  4. Protecting Reproductive Rights, New York State Governor: Press Releases, July 13, 2018
  5. Protecting SNAP Recipients' Access to Farmers Markets, New York State Governor: Press Releases, July 13, 2018
Incumbents NY State - News

  1. Cuomo unleashing new ads targeting GOP state senators on abortion bill - New York Daily News, (John Flanagan), July 16, 2018
  2. Cuomo Calls on Flanagan to Reconvene Senate and Pass Speed ... - Streetsblog New York (blog), (John Flanagan), July 14, 2018
  3. Cuomo calls special seesion for Senate vote on speed camera bill - Brooklyn Daily, (John Flanagan), July 13, 2018
NY State Senate

  1. NYSUT backs Democrat James Gaughran for state Senate - Newsday, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), July 15, 2018
  2. Let's fight for NY Health Act - The Riverdale Press, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), July 15, 2018
  3. Liz Krueger on the Reproductive Health Act - Spectrum News, (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan), July 15, 2018
  4. Migrant mother has emotional reunion with kids at East Harlem ... - WABC-TV, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria; NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), July 14, 2018
  5. Skoufis submits petitions to run for State Senate - Mid-Hudson News, (NY Senate: Bill Larkin (R) - Cornwall-on-Hudson), July 13, 2018
NY State Assembly

  1. West. Denounces Separation Of Migrant Kids from Families - Yonkers Times, (NY Assembly: Amy Paulin (D) - Westchester), July 13, 2018

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U. S. Senate (Murphy)

  1. Judge Rules Immigrant Family Separation Unconstitutional - U.S. News & World Report, (Richard Blumenthal), July 16, 2018
  2. Dem Sen Murphy: Would Trump Actually Stand Up for NATO Article 5? - Breitbart News, (Christopher Murphy), July 15, 2018
  3. It 'belies common sense' Trump would 'press' Putin about election interference: Democratic Senator - Yahoo News, (Christopher Murphy), July 15, 2018
  4. Democrats Rally Against Brett Kavanaugh Nomination - Hartford ... - Hartford Courant, (Christopher Murphy; Richard Blumenthal), July 15, 2018
  5. Dem Sen Blumenthal: Need to Make Sure SCOTUS 'Remains Faithful' to Rule of Law and 'Shared Values' - Breitbart News, (Richard Blumenthal), July 14, 2018
  6. Congressman Himes to officially endorse Matt Blumenthal in 147th district race - News 12 Connecticut, (Richard Blumenthal), July 14, 2018
  7. Blumenthal calls on Trump to cancel upcoming Putin meeting - San Antonio Express-News, (Richard Blumenthal), July 14, 2018
  8. Now the government thinks your TV is spying on you and wants FTC to investigate - Digital Trends, (Richard Blumenthal), July 14, 2018
  9. Bill seeks to end use of so-called "gay panic" defense - San Francisco Chronicle, (Richard Blumenthal), July 14, 2018
  10. Blumenthal asks Trump to answer disaster declaration request - News 12 Connecticut, (Richard Blumenthal), July 14, 2018
  11. Murphy secures funding for housing study -, (Christopher Murphy), July 14, 2018
  12. Looking for answers after Metro-North collision - The Darien News, (Richard Blumenthal), July 13, 2018
  13. Senators challenge Novartis' account of Cohen deal, calling it 'longer and more detailed' than disclosed - FiercePharma, (Richard Blumenthal), July 13, 2018

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Voting Issues

  1. Securing America's voting systems against spying and meddling - WTOP, (Voting Machines), July 13, 2018
  2. Craighead County receives new voting machines - KAIT, (Voting Machines), July 13, 2018



Democracy for America

  1. Dem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick - The Hill, (Democracy for America), July 15, 2018
  2. Dem infighting erupts over Supreme Court pick - Hot Air, (Democracy for America), July 14, 2018



Election Law Blog

  1. “Should Democrats Have Saved Their Filibuster for the New Court Fight?”, July 15, 2018
  2. “Let’s Not Paper Over Election Security”, July 15, 2018
  3. Mueller Indictment Reveals Election Security Vulnerabilities, July 15, 2018
  4. “Massachusetts Senate unanimously passes automatic voter registration bill”, July 15, 2018
  5. “Gerrymandering as a Campaign Issue”, July 15, 2018
  6. “Big bills for Virginia’s redistricting battle”, July 15, 2018
  7. “Reversing course, Sununu signs voter residency bill into law”, July 14, 2018
  8. “Justice Kavanaugh can help fix gerrymandering”, July 14, 2018
  9. Mississippi Relaxing Voter Registration Deadline for Runoffs to Comply with NVRA, July 14, 2018
  10. “Kavanaugh and Campaign Finance: Republican National Committee v. Federal Election Commission”, July 14, 2018
  11. “The Mystery Firm That Became the NRA’s Top Election Consultant”, July 14, 2018
  12. Today’s Indictment of Russian Agents Accused of Conspiring to Interfere with 2016 Election, July 14, 2018
  13. Voting Rights Restoration Project in Alabama, July 13, 2018
  14. “Voting Rights Group’s Lawsuit Challenges Education Amendment”, July 13, 2018
  15. Ari Berman on Judge Kavanaugh and Voting Rights, July 13, 2018
  16. Experts on Judge Kavanaugh and Election Law, July 13, 2018
  17. CLC & Demos on Judge Kavanaugh’s Record, July 13, 2018
  18. “America’s electoral system gives the Republicans advantages over Democrats”, July 13, 2018
Daily Kos Elections

  1. Daily Kos Elections weekly open thread, July 13, 2018
  2. How nasty is Georgia GOP race for governor? Former frontrunner accuses rival of 'evil' in his heart, July 13, 2018
  3. Voting Rights Roundup: Michigan poised to vote on sweeping set of voting rights reforms this fall, July 13, 2018
  4. In a blow to voting rights, New Hampshire Supreme court greenlights GOP poll tax on college students, July 13, 2018
  5. Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 7/13, July 13, 2018
  6. Morning Digest: GOP congressman bought a yacht on day he voted to give himself $2 million tax cut, July 13, 2018


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