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Wednesday, January 16, 2019
 
Vol. 18, No. 258
 
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New York Governor

  1. Marijuana in New York: Here's how Andrew Cuomo plans to legalize, tax it - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, (Andrew Cuomo), January 15, 2019
  2. Andrew Cuomo and the curse of the third term - City & State, (Andrew Cuomo), January 15, 2019
  3. Governor Cuomo Delivers 2019 State Of The State Address - WAMC, (Andrew Cuomo), January 15, 2019
  4. Cuomo bans stretch limos and issues new safety laws in wake of deadly crash - ABC News, (Andrew Cuomo), January 15, 2019
  5. Governor Cuomo to release state budget proposal to Legislature - WABC-TV, (Andrew Cuomo), January 15, 2019
  6. Cuomo says 'someone needs to be in charge' of broken MTA - New York Post, (Andrew Cuomo), January 15, 2019
  7. New York and New Jersey Governors Call for Marijuana Legalization - Bloomberg, (Andrew Cuomo), January 15, 2019
  8. Governor Cuomo and Attorney General James Announce Lawsuit Against Federal Government Over Unfair Fluke Quota - LongIsland.com, (Andrew Cuomo), January 15, 2019
  9. New York State Senate Moves to Protect Minors From Gay Conversion Therapy - Fortune, (Andrew Cuomo), January 15, 2019
  10. Cuomo plans to double the number of speed cameras near schools - New York Post, (Andrew Cuomo), January 15, 2019
  11. FNC: Governor Cuomo Pardons Immigrants Who Committed Murders - MRCTV, (Andrew Cuomo), January 15, 2019
US Senate

  1. Kirsten Gillibrand: 'I'm going to run' for president in 2020 - CNBC, (Kirsten Gillibrand), January 15, 2019
  2. Kirsten Gillibrand to announce presidential exploratory committee - CBS News, (Kirsten Gillibrand), January 15, 2019
  3. AP sources: Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand moving toward 2020 bid in coming days - newyorkupstate.com, (Kirsten Gillibrand), January 15, 2019
  4. Kirsten Gillibrand's Family: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know - Heavy.com, (Kirsten Gillibrand), January 15, 2019
  5. Sen. Chuck Schumer talks to acting secretary of defense on Fort Drum railhead - WatertownDailyTimes.com, (Chuck Schumer), January 15, 2019
  6. Senate Democrats push vote to defend Obamacare - Washington Examiner, (Chuck Schumer), January 15, 2019
  7. Sen. Schumer curiously links Shingrix shortage to shutdown, but Glaxo says there's no connection - FiercePharma, (Chuck Schumer), January 15, 2019
  8. Pelosi, Schumer not caving on shutdown, border. - Slate, (Chuck Schumer), January 15, 2019
  9. Readers React: Will Trump come to his senses and end shutdown? - Allentown Morning Call, (Chuck Schumer), January 15, 2019
New York Attorney General

  1. Census Head Count 2020 - It's All About Money and Political Power - newstalkkit.com, (Eric Schneiderman), January 15, 2019
  2. As Acting Public Advocate, Johnson Eyes Information Commission Revived by James But Killed by De Blasio - Gotham Gazette, (Letitia James), January 15, 2019
  3. A.G. James Announces $9 Million Settlement with Orthodontist for Allowing Uncertified Employees to Perform Orthodontic Procedures - LongIsland.com, (Letitia James), January 15, 2019
  4. AG: FedEx Pay Up $35 Million For Shipping Untaxed Cigs - Queens Daily Eagle, (Letitia James), January 15, 2019
  5. State Files Suit Over Commercial Fluke Quota - East Hampton, NY Patch, (Letitia James), January 15, 2019
New York Comptroller

  1. A Novel Way to Invest in Providers | Sponsored | The Crimson Brand Studio - Harvard Crimson, (Tom DiNapoli), January 15, 2019
New York City Mayor

  1. De Blasio pitches plan to seize private property of problem landlords, opponents cry ‘communism’ - Fox News, (Bill de Blasio), January 15, 2019
  2. Bill de Blasio: Yes, Democrats can deliver on big, progressive ideas - The Washington Post, (Bill de Blasio), January 15, 2019
  3. De Blasio reveals NYC spends $10 subsidizing each ferry ride - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), January 15, 2019
  4. Democratic mayor, governors shaping 2020 debate with moves toward universal health care - WJLA, (Bill de Blasio), January 15, 2019
  5. Real estate brokers scored $21M through illegal Airbnb rentals: suit - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), January 15, 2019
  6. As Acting Public Advocate, Johnson Eyes Information Commission Revived by James But Killed by De Blasio - Gotham Gazette, (Bill de Blasio), January 15, 2019
  7. New Details Revealed For NYC Ferry's Expansion To All Five Boroughs - Gothamist, (Bill de Blasio), January 15, 2019
  8. Did the Police Spy on Black Lives Matter Protesters? The Answer May Soon Come Out - The New York Times, (Bill de Blasio), January 15, 2019
  9. On Its Fourth Birthday, Mayor de Blasio and First Lady McCray Announce IDNYC Adds Third Gender Designation, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, January 15, 2019
  10. Statement from Mayor de Blasio on State Legislature's Passage of Election Reform, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, January 15, 2019
Assembly Speaker

  1. New York: Assembly to pass legislation to allow extension of property tax deadlines for furloughed federal workers in New York - Niagara Frontier Publications, (Carl Heastie), January 15, 2019
  2. LIA to state: Make property tax cap permanent - Long Island Business News, (Carl Heastie), January 15, 2019
  3. Cuomo budget proposes 3.6% school aid hike - Newsday, (Carl Heastie), January 15, 2019
  4. New York poised to pass election system changes - Fox5NY, (Carl Heastie), January 15, 2019
  5. New York To Ban Controversial 'Gay Conversion' Therapy - HuffPost, (Carl Heastie), January 15, 2019
Independent Democratic Conference

  1. When Will New York Legalize It? State Senator Diane Savino Explains - Leafly, (Diane Savino (D) - Staten Island), January 15, 2019
  2. NY Senate Majority Passes Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, Bans Conversion Therapy - LongIsland.com, (Diane Savino (D) - Staten Island), January 15, 2019
  3. She Said A New York State Senator Assaulted Her. Now She Fights To Protect Others. - HuffPost, (Simcha Felder; Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), January 15, 2019
  4. Cuomo to seek stretch limo ban - Times Union, (Simcha Felder), January 15, 2019
  5. How Will REBNY Grapple With the New Democratic State Senate? - Commercial Observer, (Tony Avella; Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), January 15, 2019
1st Congressional District (Zeldin)

  1. Rep. Zeldin Meets with New York Knicks Star Enes Kanter to Discuss Human Rights Issues in Turkey and Other Topics, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), January 15, 2019
  2. Rep. Zeldin Honors PFC Langhorn of Riverhead on 50th Anniversary of Heroic Actions, Congressman Lee Zeldin - New York, 1st (R), January 15, 2019
11th Congressional District - (Rose)

  1. Government shutdown brings out community spirit in the country's restaurants - My Good Planet, (Max Rose), January 15, 2019
  2. NYC Mayor de Blasio announces ferry expansion for Staten, Coney Islands - Metro US, (Max Rose), January 15, 2019
17th Congressional District (Lowey)

  1. United Way offers aid to furloughed government employees - Tribune-Review, (Nita Lowey), January 15, 2019
  2. Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus Vows to Use New House Majority to Take on Trump in 2019 - Rewire.News, (Nita Lowey), January 15, 2019
  3. Shutdown day 25: Trump declares he'll 'never back down' - WKYC.com, (Nita Lowey), January 15, 2019
  4. Democrats face the age old question in 2020 - WZVN-TV, (Nita Lowey), January 15, 2019
  5. Congress to face same question: When will shutdown end? - WABC-TV, (Nita Lowey), January 15, 2019
18th Congressional District (Maloney)

  1. Maloney Honors National Purple Heart Hall of Honor Co-Founder Joseph Farina in Speech on House Floor, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney - New York, 18th (D), January 15, 2019
19th Congressional District (Delgado)

  1. Dem Rep. Delgado: Trump’s wall ‘antiquated solution to border security’ - krtv.com, (Antonio Delgado), January 15, 2019
21st Congressional District (Stefanik)

  1. What does Rep. Stefanik think of Trump's border wall? - Northcountrypublicradio.org, (Elise Stefanik), January 15, 2019
  2. Latest funding bill to reopen the government fails in House - The Hill, (Elise Stefanik), January 15, 2019
  3. Stefanik, seeking to confront GOP’s gender gap, readies leadership initiative - Sun Community News & Printing, (Elise Stefanik), January 15, 2019
  4. Stefanik relocates Glens Falls office - The Post-Star, (Elise Stefanik), January 15, 2019
  5. Women are fueling Democrats' 2020 hopes — with money - NBC News, (Elise Stefanik), January 15, 2019
22nd Congressional District (Brindisi)

  1. In Their Own Words: Rep. Anthony Brindisi reflects on first couple of weeks in Congress - CNY Homepage, (Anthony Brindisi), January 15, 2019
24th Congressional District (Katko)

  1. John Katko after lunch with Trump: Both sides aren’t budging on shutdown - syracuse.com, (John Katko), January 15, 2019
  2. Democrats turn down White House invitation for shutdown talks - MSN, (John Katko), January 15, 2019
  3. President Trump invites John Katko to White House to discuss ending shutdown - syracuse.com, (John Katko), January 15, 2019
25th Congressional District (Slaughter)

  1. CONGRESSMAN JOE MORELLE APPOINTED TO EDUCATION AND LABOR COMMITTEE, Congressman Joe Morelle - New York, 25th (D), January 15, 2019
27th Congressional District (Collins)

  1. Steve King stripped of committee posts after 'white nationalist' comments - The Guardian, (Chris Collins), January 15, 2019
NY Senate: District 9 - Kaminsky/Skelos Seat

  1. NY Senate Majority Passes Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, Bans Conversion Therapy - LongIsland.com, (Todd Kaminsky), January 15, 2019
  2. Election reform React-O-Mat™ - Times Union, (Todd Kaminsky), January 15, 2019

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Incumbents in Congress

  1. Rep. Maloney Applauds Court Ruling Against Addition of Citizenship Question to 2020 Census, Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney - New York, 12th (D), January 15, 2019
  2. Engel Pushes State Department to Address Concerns About DRC Elections, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), January 15, 2019
  3. Engel, Brooks, DeGette, Herrera Beutler Introduce Poison Control Bill, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), January 15, 2019
  4. Engel Leads House Dems in Demanding Answers on EU Diplomatic Downgrade, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), January 15, 2019
  5. Tonko to Lead Key Climate Subcommittee, Congressman Paul Tonko - New York, 20th (D), January 15, 2019
  6. Rep. Meeks Calls on Republicans to Own Censure of Steve King, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks - New York, 5th (D), January 15, 2019
  7. Judiciary Chairman Nadler Agrees to Date with Acting AG Whitaker for First Trump Administration Oversight Hearing of 116th Congress, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), January 15, 2019
  8. Chairman Nadler Statement in Support of House Resolution Rejecting White Nationalism and White Supremacy, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), January 15, 2019
  9. Nadler Introduces Keep Families Together Act and Sends Letters to DHS, DOJ, and HHS Demanding Answers Regarding Family Separation Policy, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), January 15, 2019
  10. Congressman Serrano on Federal Court Decision Blocking Inclusion of Citizenship Question in 2020 Census, Congressman Jose E. Serrano - New York, 15th (D), January 15, 2019
  11. Rep. Adriano Espaillat Votes to Condemn Racism and Calls for Rep. Steve King to Resign from Congress, Congressman Adriano Esplallat - New York, 13th (D), January 15, 2019
  12. Rep. Adriano Espaillat Statement Following 2020 Census Decision, Congressman Adriano Esplallat - New York, 13th (D), January 15, 2019
Incumbents NY State - Press Releases

  1. Governor Cuomo's 2019 Justice Agenda: The Time is Now, New York State Governor: Press Releases, January 16, 2019
  2. Senate Majority Passes GENDA & Bans Conversion Therapy, New York State Senate: Press Releases, January 16, 2019
  3. Statement From Attorney General James In Response To Governor Cuomo's “State Of The State” Address, Attorney General: New York, January 15, 2019
  4. Attorney General James Announces $9 Million Settlement With Orthodontist For Allowing Uncertified Employees To Perform Orthodontic Procedures, Attorney General: New York, January 15, 2019
  5. Press Releases January 2019 Speaker Heastie Statement on the Southern District of New York's Ruling Against Trump Administration's Census Citizenship Question January 15, 2019, New York State Assembly: Press Releases, January 15, 2019
  6. 2019 State of the State and Budget Address, New York State Governor: Press Releases, January 15, 2019
  7. Attorney General Letitia James Announces Major Win Over Trump Administration In Census Case, Attorney General: New York, January 15, 2019
  8. Protecting New York’s Democracy: Senate Majority Conference Passes Historic Election Reforms, New York State Senate: Press Releases, January 15, 2019
  9. New York Senate Majority Press Conference: Protecting New York’s Democracy, New York State Senate: Press Releases, January 15, 2019
Incumbent Leaders NY Senate

  1. See Andrea Stewart-Cousins interviewed on Indy Talks - The Hudson Independent, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), January 15, 2019
  2. With New Voting Laws, Democrats Flex Newfound Power in New York - The New York Times, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), January 15, 2019
  3. Antonacci splits from GOP, supports some election reform bills in NY Senate - Auburn Citizen, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), January 15, 2019
  4. New Session: History is Made, Voting Reforms, Gun Safety, Limo Legislation and more - Albany Times Union, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), January 15, 2019
  5. She Said A New York State Senator Assaulted Her. Now She Fights To Protect Others. - HuffPost, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), January 15, 2019
  6. Andrew Cuomo to ban 'dangerous' stretch limos in New York in wake of deadly crash which killed 20 - Daily Mail, (John Flanagan), January 15, 2019
NY State Senate

  1. Governor's budget advances aggressive liberal agenda - Times Union, (Shelley Mayer; NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), January 15, 2019
  2. NY Senate Majority Passes Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act, Bans Conversion Therapy - LongIsland.com, (Shelley Mayer; NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan; NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), January 15, 2019
  3. New York State Legislature Approves Early Voting Reform - CBS New York, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), January 15, 2019
  4. A Rent Regulation Fight Is Brewing in Albany - Commercial Observer, (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan; NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), January 15, 2019

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U. S. Senate (Murphy)

  1. Who is running for president in 2020 so far? - WKYC.com, (Christopher Murphy), January 16, 2019
  2. Blumenthal presses Barr on Trump investigation - The CT Mirror, (Richard Blumenthal), January 15, 2019
  3. In Light of Silicon Valley's Privacy Law Proposal, Democrat Sen. Richard Blumenthal says Big Tech Can't be Trusted - Patently Apple, (Richard Blumenthal), January 15, 2019
  4. Bradley TSA/FAA workers report financial troubles amid government shutdown - FOX61 Hartford, (Richard Blumenthal), January 15, 2019
  5. Trump's Attorney General Nominee, Held Immigrants in 'HIV Prison Camp' - The Daily Beast, (Richard Blumenthal), January 15, 2019
  6. High-tech safety system still not complete on Metro-North - CTPost, (Richard Blumenthal), January 15, 2019
  7. Citizenship question kept from 2020 Census could preserve $500 million a year in federal aid to Connecticut - - Hartford Courant, (Richard Blumenthal), January 15, 2019
  8. Amid Shutdown, TSA Officers Face Security Clearance Threat Over Unpaid Bills - New England Public Radio, (Richard Blumenthal), January 15, 2019
  9. Barr Says He Would Not Push To Overturn Roe V. Wade - TPM, (Richard Blumenthal), January 15, 2019
  10. Senator proposes state pay Coast Guardsmen | Fishing Industry News - Gloucester Daily Times, (Richard Blumenthal), January 15, 2019
  11. Analysis | The Technology 202: Venture capitalists balk at proposed export limits on AI, quantum computing - The Washington Post, (Richard Blumenthal), January 15, 2019
  12. Corrections Officers Working Unpaid Call Situation 'Dire' | Connecticut News - U.S. News & World Report, (Christopher Murphy), January 15, 2019
  13. $15 minimum wage is already a presidential campaign issue - Restaurant Business Online, (Christopher Murphy), January 15, 2019
  14. 43 percent of internships at for-profit companies don’t pay. This man is helping to change that. - The Washington Post, (Christopher Murphy), January 15, 2019

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Voting Issues

  1. Do all counties need new voting machines? | Opinion - Sunbury Daily Item, (Voting Machines), January 15, 2019
  2. Once a 'Laughingstock' on Voting Rights, Reform Package Moves New York Toward More 'Inclusive Democracy' - Common Dreams, (Voting Machines), January 15, 2019
  3. Early voting protects integrity of the ballot | Opinion - NJ.com, (Voting Machines), January 15, 2019

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Election Law Blog

  1. “Radical Changes Are Coming to the Iowa Caucuses”, January 16, 2019
  2. The Census Citizenship Question Endgame–What Will (and Should) the Supreme Court Do?, January 15, 2019
  3. “Voting-rights groups expect Trump’s attorney general nominee William Barr to purge voter rolls and limit protections ahead of 2020 elections”, January 15, 2019
  4. Breaking: Federal District Court Holds that Adding Census Question to Citizenship Violates Administrative Procedure Act, But is Not Unconstitutional; May Moot Issues in SCOTUS Case, January 15, 2019
  5. “With New Voting Laws, Democrats Flex Newfound Power in New York”, January 15, 2019

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