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New York State Political News
Friday, November 16, 2018
Vol. 18, No. 218
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New York Governor

  1. Cuomo calls Amazon deal a 'home run' while defending massive tax breaks - New York Post, (Andrew Cuomo), November 15, 2018
  2. Andrew Cuomo: State legislators deserve a pay raise - Newsday, (Andrew Cuomo), November 15, 2018
  3. 'Spit-take warning'! Andrew Cuomo accidentally spills the beans with this take on Amazon deal - Twitchy, (Andrew Cuomo), November 15, 2018
  4. Governor Cuomo Urges Caution as Large Snow Storm Approaches New York - URBAN CNY, (Andrew Cuomo), November 15, 2018
  5. NY Governor Cuomo Admits: NY Sucks For Business, Texas is Great - The Daily Wire, (Andrew Cuomo), November 15, 2018
  6. New York's Amazon deal is a monument to Andrew Cuomo's ... - Slate Magazine, (Andrew Cuomo), November 15, 2018
New York Lt. Governor

  1. County to receive $6M in water improvement grants - Evening Observer, (Kathy Hochul), November 15, 2018
US Senate

  1. Gillibrand's farcical attempt to argue low unemployment is actually bad - Washington Examiner, (Kirsten Gillibrand), November 16, 2018
  2. Did Kyrsten Sinema break a promise not to support Chuck Schumer for Democratic leader? -, (Chuck Schumer), November 15, 2018
  3. Maddow Asks Why Chuck Schumer Isn't Facing The Same Level Of Scrutiny As Pelosi - The Daily Caller, (Chuck Schumer), November 15, 2018
  4. NY Times' Facebook investigation unearths George Soros, ADL and Chuck Schumer controversies - Cleveland Jewish News, (Chuck Schumer), November 15, 2018
  5. Chuck Schumer's tech-friendly ties - City & State, (Chuck Schumer), November 15, 2018
  6. Chuck Schumer accuses President Trump of "bullying" in Florida recount, says every vote should be counted ... - Business Insider, (Chuck Schumer), November 15, 2018
  7. Kirsten Gillibrand Slams Financial Incentives Leading To Amazon's HQ2 Location In Queens - HuffPost, (Kirsten Gillibrand), November 15, 2018
  8. Gillibrand: Sexism 'a factor' in Pelosi doubts - CNN, (Kirsten Gillibrand), November 15, 2018
  9. Gillibrand's cascade of misfired employment statistics - Washington Post, (Kirsten Gillibrand), November 15, 2018
  10. Kirsten Gillibrand Says She's Considering A 2020 Presidential Run To Restore America's 'Moral Integrity' Lost By Trump - Newsweek, (Kirsten Gillibrand), November 15, 2018
New York Attorney General

  1. Schneiderman Accuser Calls On Former AG To Donate Campaign Funds To Women's Groups - CBS New York, (Eric Schneiderman), November 15, 2018
  2. AG-elect James taps transition team - Capitol Confidential - Albany Times Union (blog), (Letitia James), November 15, 2018
  3. What is the NYC public advocate's role? - amNY, (Letitia James), November 15, 2018
New York Comptroller

  1. Comptroller's office completes audit of health insurance claims, scholarships at Canton Central School - North Country Now, (Tom DiNapoli), November 15, 2018
  2. New York goes blue, north country goes red — by county -, (Tom DiNapoli), November 15, 2018
New York City Mayor

  1. “We Had to Win the Competition”: For Cuomo and de Blasio, the Amazon Deal Comes with a High Cost - Vanity Fair, (Bill de Blasio), November 15, 2018
  2. MotherCoders Comes To New York City: Women.NYC And Google Advance Diversity With Women’s Tech Training Program, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, November 15, 2018
  3. Judge rejects de Blasio's NYCHA deal over “fatal procedural flaws” - The Real Deal Magazine, (Bill de Blasio), November 15, 2018
  4. Mayor de Blasio Announces New Protected Bike Lane Along Delancey Street, Expanding Bridge Access Prior to L Train Tunnel Shutdown, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, November 15, 2018
Independent Democratic Conference

  1. Max & Murphy: Soon-to-be Senate Leader Stewart-Cousins is Cautious on Agenda - City Limits, (Simcha Felder), November 15, 2018
  2. Sen. Savino: New York will pass recreational pot, but needs to change medical program -, (Diane Savino (D) - Staten Island), November 15, 2018
  3. Forum on 'Death With Dignity' Legislation Held at Mid-Westchester JCC - Jewish Link of Bronx, Westchester and Connecticut, (Diane Savino (D) - Staten Island), November 15, 2018
  4. New York State's Marijuana Maven Is In Nevada, Learning About The Biz - BKLYNER, (Diane Savino (D) - Staten Island), November 15, 2018
  5. John Liu Elected as the First Taiwan-Born State Senator in New York - NextShark, (Tony Avella), November 15, 2018
  6. Does #MeToo Matter? Of 19 State Candidates Facing Accusations, Only 2 Lost - Governing, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), November 15, 2018
11th Congressional District - (Rose)

  1. What Does the Future of the GOP Look Like in NY? - NY1, (Dan Donovan), November 15, 2018
17th Congressional District (Lowey)

  1. Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Makes Late Push for Two-Year ... -, (Nita Lowey), November 15, 2018
  2. Meet the House Democrats who will be running the show - Houston Chronicle, (Nita Lowey), November 15, 2018
18th Congressional District (Maloney)

  1. NY congressional delegation emboldened by elections: Editorial - Poughkeepsie Journal, (Sean P. Maloney), November 15, 2018
  2. Democrats Look for New DCCC Chair to Protect Majority - Roll Call, (Sean P. Maloney), November 15, 2018
22nd Congressional District (Brindisi)

  1. Anthony Brindisi widens lead over Claudia Tenney as absentee vote count begins -, (Anthony Brindisi; Claudia Tenney), November 15, 2018
  2. Absentee ballot count continues in Brindisi, Tenney race - Uticaod, (Anthony Brindisi; Claudia Tenney), November 15, 2018
  3. Brindisi widens lead over Tenney with absentee results from three NY-22 counties - CNY Central, (Anthony Brindisi; Claudia Tenney), November 15, 2018
  4. Anthony Brindisi defeats Claudia Tenney in Madison County absentee ballot count -, (Anthony Brindisi; Claudia Tenney), November 15, 2018
  5. No one is having more fun right now than these new House Democrats - ThinkProgress, (Anthony Brindisi), November 15, 2018
24th Congressional District (Katko)

  1. Syracuse taxpayers paid $13K for security at Mike Pence's fundraiser for Katko -, (John Katko), November 15, 2018
  2. Letter: Still waiting for Katko to stand up - Auburn Citizen, (John Katko), November 15, 2018
25th Congressional District (Slaughter)

  1. Search for An Upstate Voice in the Assembly Majority - Spectrum News, (Joe Morelle), November 15, 2018
  2. Louise Slaughter's daughter reflects on her career while looking ahead to the next in line - 13WHAM-TV, (Joe Morelle), November 15, 2018
27th Congressional District (Collins)

  1. Latest absentee results show McMurray continues to narrow Collins lead - The Daily News Online, (Nate McMurray), November 15, 2018
  2. With NY-27 still undecided, McMurray blames Collins for being shut out of new member orientation - The Batavian, (Nate McMurray), November 15, 2018
  3. Absentee ballots counted in two tight House races - Auburn Citizen, (Nate McMurray), November 15, 2018
  4. McMurray says he's gaining on Collins as absentee ballots are counted - The Daily News Online, (Nate McMurray), November 15, 2018
NY Senate: District 9 - Kaminsky/Skelos Seat

  1. MTA full speed ahead with plan to hike LIRR fares, tolls in March - Newsday, (Todd Kaminsky), November 15, 2018

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Incumbents in Congress

  1. Engel Statement on Sanctions Related to Khashoggi Killing, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), November 15, 2018
  2. New Dems on Banking Committee Issue Recommendations on CRA Modernization to OCC, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks - New York, 5th (D), November 15, 2018
  3. Nadler, Feinstein, Schiff: White House OLC Opinion on Whitaker Appointment ‘Fatally Flawed’, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), November 15, 2018
  4. Ranking Member Nadler Sends Letter to Acting AG Whitaker, DHS Secretary Nielsen & FBI Director Wray Giving Notice of Intent to Renew Oversight of Voting Rights and Election Security, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), November 15, 2018
  5. Higgins Proposes to Work With New Era to Fight Tariffs Which Have Forced Tough Decisions for Longtime Western New York Based Company, Congressman Brian Higgins - New York, 26th (D), November 15, 2018
  6. Lowey Statement on FDA’s E-Cigarette Announcement, Congresswoman Nita Lowey - New York, 17th (D), November 15, 2018
  7. House Dems Slam Proposed State Dept. Censorship on Women’s Health, Congresswoman Nita Lowey - New York, 17th (D), November 15, 2018
Incumbents NY State - Press Releases

  1. A.G. Underwood Announces Arrests Of Clinic Owner, Doctor, And Attorney For No-Fault Medical Insurance Fraud Scheme, Attorney General: New York, November 15, 2018
  2. A.G. Underwood – Part Of Coalition Of 12 AGs – Demands That Trump Administration End Policy That Delays And Prevents Immigrant Families From Reuniting, Attorney General: New York, November 15, 2018
  3. Snow Storm Approaches New York, New York State Governor: Press Releases, November 15, 2018
Incumbents NY State - News

  1. Ousted from power, GOP senators compete for minority leader post - Buffalo News, (John Flanagan), November 15, 2018
  2. AMAZON deal faces state hurdle, legal challenges — Federal judge EVISCERATES NYCHA consent decree — The ... - Politico, (John Flanagan), November 15, 2018
NY State Senate

  1. State Senate has leverage to slash Amazon subsidies - Crain's New York Business, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), November 15, 2018
  2. Max & Murphy: Soon-to-be Senate Leader Stewart-Cousins is Cautious on Agenda - City Limits, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), November 15, 2018
  3. AMAZON deal faces state hurdle, legal challenges — Federal judge EVISCERATES NYCHA consent decree — The ... - Politico, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), November 15, 2018
NY State Assembly

  1. Forum on 'Death With Dignity' Legislation Held at Mid-Westchester JCC - Jewish Link of Bronx, Westchester and Connecticut, (NY Assembly: Amy Paulin (D) - Westchester), November 15, 2018

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U. S. Senate (Murphy)

  1. Dems press Justice Department to probe Facebook over political attacks - The Hill, (Richard Blumenthal), November 15, 2018
  2. Senators want answers from mobile carriers on video app throttling - Engadget, (Richard Blumenthal), November 15, 2018
  3. Wireless throttling: Senators ask four major carriers about video slowdowns - Ars Technica, (Richard Blumenthal), November 15, 2018
  4. Senators Call For Transparency, Action at VA to Process Delayed Veterans Benefits -, (Richard Blumenthal), November 15, 2018
  5. Dems Press Telcoms on Throttling Allegations - Multichannel News, (Richard Blumenthal), November 15, 2018
  6. Senators urge Homeland Security subcommittee to strength security at places of worship - Homeland Preparedness News, (Richard Blumenthal; Christopher Murphy), November 15, 2018
  7. Connecticut Senators fight to keep funding intact for house of worship protection - (press release), (Richard Blumenthal), November 15, 2018
  8. Sen. Murphy Renews Call For End To Saudi War In Yemen - WSHU, (Christopher Murphy), November 15, 2018
  9. Murphy Seeks Protections for Students from Seclusion and Restraint - CT News Junkie, (Christopher Murphy), November 15, 2018

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Voting Issues

  1. It's Time to Fix American Elections -- Again - The American Prospect, (Voting Machines), November 15, 2018
  2. Midterms Reminded Us How Race Affects Your Voting Experience - PoliticusUSA, (Voter Intimidation), November 15, 2018
  3. Republicans Walters and Kim adopt Trump tactic of charging vote fraud with no evidence of wrongdoing - Los Angeles Times, (Vote Fraud), November 15, 2018
  4. Governor Rick Scott claims election fraud, orders law enforcement investigation -, (Vote Fraud), November 15, 2018



Democracy for America

  1. Simpson: 'The message is, throw out the old book' - Cincinnati Business Courier, (Democracy for America), November 15, 2018
  2. Freedom From Facebook Files Legal Complaint with the FTC Against Facebook - Common Dreams, (Democracy for America), November 15, 2018



Election Law Blog

  1. “Miami-Dade launches hand recount of 10,000 uncounted ballots in Scott vs. Nelson”, November 16, 2018
  2. “A rush for uncounted votes scrambles unsettled Georgia governor’s race”, November 16, 2018
  3. “Democrat prevails in Maine congressional race that used ranked-choice voting system”, November 16, 2018
  4. Tonight’s Must-Read from Ron Klain: “What’s the Matter with Florida?”, November 16, 2018
  5. “Florida students overseas skeptical their votes will count”, November 16, 2018
  6. Mississippi U.S. Senator Hyde-Smith Suggests Making Voting “Just a Little More Difficult” for “Liberal Folks in Those Other Schools”, November 15, 2018
  7. Wisconsin Republicans Try to Game Election Timing to Help Conservative Justice Get Reelected to State Supreme Court in 2020, November 15, 2018
  8. Florida Senate Race Going to Hand Recount; Appears that Nelson’s Best Hope is That Broward Ballot-Counting Machines, Rather Than Ballot Design, Responsible for Large Undervote in Senate Race, November 15, 2018
  9. The Absurdity of Florida’s Election Administration, November 15, 2018
  10. 11th Circuit Panel 2-1 Denies Motion To Stay Court Order Giving Florida Signature Mismatch Residents a Few Extra Days to Try to Cure [Corrected Headline], November 15, 2018
  11. After Long Delay, Tom Farr’s Nomination Coming to Senate Floor, November 15, 2018
  12. “Ohio Democrats nearly match Republicans in Statehouse votes, but will remain in the deep minority; what’s ahead for gerrymandering”, November 15, 2018
  13. Federal Court Declines to Extend Florida Recount Deadlines Due to Lack of Evidence Before It, But Suggests Bush v. Gore Would Bar Recounts Included in Vote Totals from Only Selected Counties, November 15, 2018
  14. “Florida Dems planned to use altered forms to fix mail ballots across state after deadline”, November 15, 2018
  15. “Georgia 7th: More court action as Bourdeaux pushes additional absentees”, November 15, 2018
  16. “Bill Nelson sues to block fax, email votes in Bay County from being counted”, November 15, 2018
  17. “Florida recount: Palm Beach County says it will probably miss deadline as judge gives voters time to fix ballots with signature issues”, November 15, 2018
  18. “Democrats are now going there on ‘stolen’ elections”, November 15, 2018
  19. Election Law Pic of the Day, November 15, 2018
  20. “Republicans Walters and Kim adopt Trump tactic of charging vote fraud with no evidence of wrongdoing”, November 15, 2018
  21. Crum: The House Should Pass an Effects-Test Bail-in Provision, November 15, 2018
  22. “See Saw: Close Arizona SoS Race Swings, Election Night “Loser” Winning … For Now”, November 15, 2018
  23. “U.S. District Court Rejects Attempt to Stop Counting Maine Ranked-Choice Second Round of Ballots”, November 15, 2018
  24. Federal Court, Using Football Metaphor (Hello Sen. Rubio), Allows 4,000 Florida Voters to Attempt to Cure Ballots Rejected for Signature Mismatch, November 15, 2018
  25. “It’s Time to Fix American Elections — Again”, November 15, 2018
  26. “The Inexplicable Absence of the Voters in the Campaign Finance Debate”, November 15, 2018
  27. “In Florida Recount, Sloppy Signatures May Disqualify Thousands of Votes”, November 15, 2018


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