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Tuesday, May 4, 2021
 
Vol. 21, No. 86
 
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NY Senate
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Congress
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Westchester DA
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NY State Senate
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INCUMBENTS

New York Governor

  1. Governor Cuomo Updates New Yorkers on State Vaccination Program - NY.gov - NY.gov, (Andrew Cuomo), May 2, 2021
  2. New lows seen in New York's COVID-19 infection rate - New York Post, (Andrew Cuomo), May 1, 2021
  3. Governor Cuomo's Presumption of Innocence - The Westbury Times, (Andrew Cuomo), May 1, 2021
  4. Andrew Cuomo alienates Democrats as scandals continue to unfold - Washington Examiner, (Andrew Cuomo), May 1, 2021
  5. More than half of NY's GOP county chairs have endorsed Rep. Lee Zeldin for governor - WXXI News, (Nick Langworthy), April 30, 2021
  6. Andrew Cuomo will get away with it all - The Spectator - The Spectator, (Andrew Cuomo), April 30, 2021
  7. Governor Cuomo Announces New York City Indoor Dining Will Expand to 75 Percent Capacity Beginning May 7 - NY.gov, (Andrew Cuomo), April 30, 2021
  8. Governor Cuomo Announces more than 15 MILLION COVID-19 Vaccine Doses have been Administered in New York State - URBAN CNY, (Andrew Cuomo), April 30, 2021
New York Lt. Governor

  1. Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul Visits Yonkers Armory Vaccination Site - Yonkers Times, (Kathy Hochul), May 2, 2021
New York Senate

  1. Chuck Schumer calls on Gov. Cuomo, MTA to resume 24/7 subways - New York Post, (Chuck Schumer), May 2, 2021
  2. Chuck Schumer can’t stop woke progressives from chucking out SEC pick - New York Post, (Chuck Schumer), May 2, 2021
  3. Biden in Jewish heritage month message nods to Chuck Schumer and Doug Emhoff for setting precedents - JTA News - Jewish Telegraphic Agency, (Chuck Schumer), May 2, 2021
  4. Ernst, Grassley support bill targeting sexual assault in the military - dbrnews.com, (Kirsten Gillibrand), May 1, 2021
  5. Biden Says Spending Program Will Give U.S. a Leg Up on China - The New York Times, (Kirsten Gillibrand), May 1, 2021
  6. Sen. Gillibrand; Puerto Rico's Population Decline; Pandemic Career Changes; Ask the Mayor | The Brian Lehrer Show - WNYC, (Kirsten Gillibrand), April 30, 2021
  7. Suozzi, Gillibrand Introduce Legislation to Ensure Long Islanders are not Taxed on Grants Received to Upgrade their Septic Systems - LongIsland.com, (Kirsten Gillibrand), April 30, 2021
  8. Opinion | How Chuck Schumer Plans to Win Over Trump Voters - The New York Times, (Chuck Schumer), April 30, 2021
  9. Transcript: Ezra Klein Interviews Chuck Schumer - The New York Times, (Chuck Schumer), April 30, 2021
Westchester County Executive

  1. Town Of Cortlandt: Closure Of Indian Point | Peekskill, NY Patch - Patch.com, (George Latimer (D)), May 1, 2021
  2. Larry Schwartz Slithers Away after Senate & Assembly Pass "Larry Schwartz Rule" - Yonkers Times, (George Latimer (D)), May 1, 2021
  3. New York Finding Ways To Deal With Vaccine Hesitancy [POLL] - Patch.com, (George Latimer (D)), May 1, 2021
  4. COVID-19: Here's Percentage Of Westchester Residents Now Fully Vaccinated, Other New Data - White Plains Daily Voice, (George Latimer (D)), April 30, 2021
  5. Westchester Bicycle Sundays are Back and Expanded for 2021-First Ride is May 2 - Yonkers Times, (George Latimer (D)), April 30, 2021
  6. Westchester County quietly hired politically connected consultant for Playland - The Journal News / Lohud.com, (George Latimer (D)), April 30, 2021
  7. Divided County Board OK's Playland Settlement: Four Democrats Vote No - Yonkers Times, (George Latimer (D)), April 30, 2021
New York Attorney General

  1. NY AG Opens Probe into Toxic Metals in Baby Food - Long Island Press, (Letitia James), April 30, 2021
  2. NY Attorney General investigating baby food companies for toxic metal | 870 AM 97.7FM News Talk WHCU - whcuradio.com, (Letitia James), April 30, 2021
New York Comptroller DiNapoli

  1. N.Y. Comptroller Urges Lawmakers To Set Money Aside As Budget Grows - WSHU, (Tom DiNapoli), April 30, 2021
  2. New York State Comptroller: NYC Tourism Industry Lost $60 Billion In Revenue In 2020 - CBS New York, (Tom DiNapoli), April 30, 2021
  3. OP-ED: New York State Comptroller DeNapoli's NY MTA debt audit is terrible news - MassTransitMag.com, (Tom DiNapoli), April 30, 2021
  4. New York City budget has pitfalls, critics say - Bond Buyer, (Tom DiNapoli), April 30, 2021
  5. 2 years after passing a landmark climate law, New York has no plan to fund it - Grist, (Tom DiNapoli), April 30, 2021
Incumbents NY State

  1. As education funding soars, pre-K still widely unavailable in Lower Hudson, advocates say - The Journal News / Lohud.com, (NY Assembly: Amy Paulin (D) - Westchester), April 30, 2021
  2. Attorney General James Stops Harassment at Manhattan Planned Parenthood Health Center, Attorney General: New York, April 30, 2021
NY State Senate - 40th (Harckham)

  1. Will New York offer early retirements to public employees and teachers? - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, (Peter Harckham (D)), May 1, 2021
  2. 'Aging, Long-Troubled' Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant Closes - Hudson Valley Post, (Peter Harckham (D)), May 1, 2021
  3. Lawmakers talk ‘green’ initiatives - RochesterFirst, (Peter Harckham (D)), April 30, 2021
  4. More than half of NY's GOP county chairs have endorsed Rep. Lee Zeldin for governor - WXXI News, (Rob Astorino (R)), April 30, 2021
  5. Divided County Board OK's Playland Settlement: Four Democrats Vote No - Yonkers Times, (Rob Astorino (R)), April 30, 2021
  6. Bellone, Rudy's son and more as The Point salutes readers of The 1600 - Newsday, (Rob Astorino (R)), April 30, 2021
Westchester District Attorney

  1. Westchester County District Attorney Miriam (Mimi) E. Rocah Archives - Yonkers Tribune., (Mimi Rocah), May 2, 2021
  2. DA Rocah Drops Charges From Assault of 83-Year Old Korean American - Yonkers Times, (Mimi Rocah), May 2, 2021
  3. DA asks feds to probe unlawful strip searches in NYC suburb - Associated Press, (Mimi Rocah), May 1, 2021
  4. Westchester district attorney calls for federal investigation into Mount Vernon police - The Journal News, (Mimi Rocah), April 30, 2021
  5. Jury Finds Westchester Man Guilty Of Murder In Fatal Stabbing - White Plains Daily Voice, (Mimi Rocah), April 30, 2021
  6. Man Sentenced For Holiday Time Burglary Spree In Westchester, Ordered To Pay Thousands - Rye Daily Voice, (Mimi Rocah), April 30, 2021
Incumbents Westchester Government

  1. Mount Vernon NY news Archives - Yonkers Tribune., (Tim Idoni), April 30, 2021
New York State Senate

  1. This is a budget to be proud of - The Riverdale Press, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), May 2, 2021
  2. New York State Could Finally Get Single-Payer Health Care - Jacobin magazine, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), May 2, 2021
  3. State Senator Shelly Mayer Endorses José Alvarado For Re-Election - Yonkers Tribune., (Shelley Mayer), May 2, 2021
  4. Alan Chartock’s The Capitol Connection: Taking the true or false quiz - Troy Record, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), April 30, 2021
  5. In Your Opinion: Clean Futures Act must come up for a vote in Legislature - Oneonta Daily Star, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), April 30, 2021
  6. Restaurant and bar owners celebrate end of “food rule” as Legislature overturns executive orders – The Legislative Gazette - Legislative Gazette, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), April 30, 2021
  7. GOP chair: Blast reps who support Cuomo | State News | nny360.com - NNY360, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), April 30, 2021
  8. 30 Hudson Valley students honored by My Brother's Keeper program for young men of color - The Journal News, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), April 30, 2021
  9. Alan Chartock: OK, class, here's a pop quiz from Professor Chartock - The Daily Freeman, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), April 30, 2021
  10. Looking at how well education combats Holocaust misinformation - City & State, (Shelley Mayer), April 30, 2021
Assembly Speaker

  1. This is a budget to be proud of - The Riverdale Press, (Carl Heastie), May 2, 2021
  2. New York State Could Finally Get Single-Payer Health Care - Jacobin magazine, (Carl Heastie), May 2, 2021
  3. In Your Opinion: Clean Futures Act must come up for a vote in Legislature - Oneonta Daily Star, (Carl Heastie), April 30, 2021
  4. 30 Hudson Valley students honored by My Brother's Keeper program for young men of color - The Journal News, (Carl Heastie), April 30, 2021
New York City Mayor

  1. De Blasio, Cuomo need to move aggressively to bring the tourists back - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), May 1, 2021
  2. De Blasio strikes back at Cuomo, says 'everyone's just admitting they covered up' - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), April 30, 2021
  3. NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Says Predecessor Rudy Giuliani Has 'Just Come Unhinged in Every Sense' - Newsweek, (Bill de Blasio), April 30, 2021
  4. De Blasio foresees full reopening of New York City by July 1 - MarketWatch, (Bill de Blasio), April 30, 2021
  5. De Blasio bets legacy on SoHo and Gowanus overhauls as he mounts last land stand | amNewYork - amNY, (Bill de Blasio), April 30, 2021
  6. NYC Advisory Commission on Property Tax Reform to Relaunch Public Hearings on Its Ten Preliminary Recommendations, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, April 30, 2021
11th Congressional District

  1. Nicole Malliotakis: Drug cartels have taken over border with US authorities preoccupied by migrant surge - Yahoo News, (Nicole Malliotakis), April 30, 2021
  2. Congresswoman Malliotakis On Conversation With President Biden: ‘I Urged Him To Go To The Border’ - CBS New York, (Nicole Malliotakis), April 30, 2021
  3. Biden goes long on spending, light on surprises - Politico, (Nicole Malliotakis), April 30, 2021
  4. In Second Election of the Year, Bronx Council District Has 9 Candidates in 2 Primaries - City Limits, (Nicole Malliotakis), April 30, 2021
  5. Why are Republicans touting parts of Biden’s covid relief plan? - The Washington Post, (Nicole Malliotakis), April 30, 2021
  6. Cheri Bustos won't run for reelection in 2022 - Roll Call, (Max Rose), April 30, 2021
16th Congressional District

  1. 5 more NY politicians rescind Stringer endorsement after bullying allegation surfaces - WPIX 11 New York, (Jamaal Bowman), May 1, 2021
  2. Jamaal Bowman Explains How Progressives Will Make Biden’s Presidency Even Bolder - The Nation, (Jamaal Bowman), April 30, 2021
  3. Progressives for Contempt of Court - The Wall Street Journal, (Jamaal Bowman), April 30, 2021
17th Congressional District

  1. Rep. Mondaire Jones Submits Funding Requests for Community Projects Throughout Rockland County - Rockland Report, (Mondaire Jones), May 2, 2021
  2. Fact Check Friday: Biden said "vast majority" of immigrants overstayed a visa - Yahoo News, (Mondaire Jones), April 30, 2021
18th Congressional District

  1. Democrats face growing list of swing-district retirements, dimming midterm prospects - Seattle Times, (Sean P. Maloney), May 2, 2021
  2. New York Finding Ways To Deal With Vaccine Hesitancy [POLL] - Patch.com, (Sean P. Maloney), May 1, 2021
  3. Rep. Cheri Bustos, former House Democratic campaign chief, will retire in 2022 - KCTV Kansas City, (Sean P. Maloney), April 30, 2021
  4. R.I.P. GOP: Congressman Says The Republican Party Is Dying - PoliticusUSA, (Sean P. Maloney), April 30, 2021
  5. Vaccination Demand Falls - Highlands Current, (Sean P. Maloney), April 30, 2021
  6. Rep. Maloney: Republicans I represent love the rescue plan and jobs plan - Yahoo News, (Sean P. Maloney), April 30, 2021
  7. Cover Crop Strategies Survey Data Shows Potential Negative Impact of NRCS Rule Change - No-Till Farmer, (Sean P. Maloney), April 30, 2021

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ELECTION NEWS

9th Senate (Skelos seat)

  1. Lawmakers push for minimum standard curriculum on Holocaust education amid surge of hate crimes - KAKE, (Todd Kaminsky), April 30, 2021
  2. When will NYC reopen 'full strength'? - Newsday, (Todd Kaminsky), April 30, 2021
  3. Bellone, Rudy's son and more as The Point salutes readers of The 1600 - Newsday, (Todd Kaminsky), April 30, 2021

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ISSUES

Voting Issues

  1. Republican state lawmakers look to empower partisan poll watchers, setting off alarms about potential voter intimidation - CNN, (Voter Intimidation), May 1, 2021
  2. Experts call for federal monitors of Arizona Senate election audit, citing violations of voting laws - The Arizona Republic, (Voter Intimidation; Voting Machines), May 1, 2021
  3. Bucks County DA: Two women tried to vote for dead mothers in November election - The Morning Call, (Voter Intimidation), May 1, 2021
  4. 40-Plus Measures To Expand Poll Watchers' Power Have Been Introduced In The Wake Of The 'Big Lie' - TPM, (Voter Intimidation), May 1, 2021
  5. Newsmax apologizes to Dominion worker for false allegations about manipulation of voting machines - South Florida Sun Sentinel - South Florida Sun Sentinel, (Voting Machines), April 30, 2021
  6. Opinion Connecticut must lead the way in protecting the right to vote - The CT Mirror, (Voter Intimidation), April 30, 2021
  7. Florida legislature approves measure that curbs mail voting and use of drop boxes - The Washington Post, (Voter Intimidation), April 30, 2021
  8. Florida legislative session shaded by presidential contest may power Ron DeSantis’ future - Sarasota Herald-Tribune, (Vote Fraud), April 30, 2021

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FROM THE BLOGS

Election Law Blog

  1. “Create More Competitive Seats to Limit Extremism” Part I, May 2, 2021
  2. Texas Uses Top-Two Primary in Special Election to Fill House Seat for TX CD6, May 2, 2021
  3. VA Republican Convention Using RCV to Choose Nominee, May 1, 2021
  4. “Why Utah’s conservatism is better”, May 1, 2021
  5. “Language of Polling Questions Impacts Support For A $15 Minimum Wage”, May 1, 2021
  6. Issue Gerrymandering?, May 1, 2021
  7. “FBI warned Giuliani, key Trump ally in Senate of Russian disinformation campaign targeting Biden”, April 30, 2021
  8. A Debate over Race-Blind Redistricting, April 30, 2021
  9. “Florida Republicans Pass Voting Limits in Broad Elections Bill”, April 30, 2021
  10. Nevada: “Cegavske deserves credit for that rarest of political commodities these days: courage”, April 30, 2021

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