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Saturday, February 27, 2021
Vol. 21, No. 40
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New York Governor

  1. Andrew Cuomo is in a very dangerous political place right now - CNN, (Andrew Cuomo), February 25, 2021
  2. Andrew Cuomo allegations ‘abhorrent and heartbreaking,’ require independent probe, NY state Democrat says - Fox News, (Andrew Cuomo), February 25, 2021
  3. Governor Cuomo Announces Launch of New ID Verification Tool to Fight Unemployment Fraud, Speed Processing of Claims -, (Andrew Cuomo), February 25, 2021
  4. Governor Cuomo Announces Innovative Partnership with AAA Northeast to Expand Access to DMV Services -, (Andrew Cuomo), February 25, 2021
  5. How an Albany Think Tank Exposed Andrew Cuomo’s Coronavirus Cover-Up - National Review, (Andrew Cuomo), February 25, 2021
  6. Governor Cuomo Announces $59.9 Million Smart School Investing Plans - WICZ, (Andrew Cuomo), February 25, 2021
  7. Governor Cuomo Announces Amendments to Adult-use Cannabis Program Proposal - JD Supra, (Andrew Cuomo), February 25, 2021
New York Senate

  1. Gillibrand Wants $25M to Fight Addiction During Pandemic - Spectrum News, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 25, 2021
  2. Gillibrand bill will support families struggling with substance abuse - WRGB, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 25, 2021
  3. Schumer, Gillibrand introduce bill to strengthen unions - The Central New York Business Journal, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 25, 2021
  4. LGBTQ rights bill coming to Senate floor for vote after House passage, Schumer says - Newsday, (Chuck Schumer), February 25, 2021
  5. Chuck Schumer and Dick Durbin - AP FILE.jpeg - WDRB, (Chuck Schumer), February 25, 2021
  6. Schumer, senators aim to boost tech industries, jobs with legislative package - 13WHAM-TV, (Chuck Schumer), February 25, 2021
  7. Schumer Directs Senate Committees To Craft Legislation To Strengthen U.S. Semiconductor Industry, To Protect American Jobs, Outcompete China - Oswego Daily News, (Chuck Schumer), February 25, 2021
Westchester County Executive

  1. February 25: County Executive George Latimer Gives Covid-19 Briefing -, (George Latimer (D)), February 25, 2021
  2. County Executive Latimer Names Leonard Townes as new DSS Commissioner - Westchester County, (George Latimer (D)), February 25, 2021
  3. COVID-19: Westchester Sees 600+ New Cases; Here's The Latest Breakdown By Community - Tarrytown Daily Voice, (George Latimer (D)), February 25, 2021
  4. Playland Scheduled to Open -, (George Latimer (D)), February 25, 2021
New York Attorney General

  1. NY AG Letitia James mulling request for probe of Gov. Cuomo over sex harass claim - New York Post, (Letitia James), February 25, 2021
  2. AG Letitia James Backs Effort to Defend Ban on 3-D Printed Guns - Spectrum News, (Letitia James), February 25, 2021
  3. NY Attorney General Calls on Clergy to Push Rochester Police Reform - Spectrum News, (Letitia James), February 25, 2021
  4. Prude's family says videos show crime; Officers say no - The Associated Press, (Letitia James), February 25, 2021
New York Comptroller DiNapoli

  1. N.Y. arts, entertainment and recreation hardest hit by COVID-19: DiNapoli - New York Daily News, (Tom DiNapoli), February 25, 2021
  2. DiNapoli rolls out corporate diversity campaign - Newsday, (Tom DiNapoli), February 25, 2021
Incumbents NY State

  1. Attorney General James Praises President Biden for Removing Trump’s Illegal ‘Anarchist Jurisdiction’, Attorney General: New York, February 25, 2021
  2. Attorney General James Fights to Protect New Yorkers from Out-of-State Lawbreaker Seeking to Flood Streets with Dangerous Ghost Guns, Attorney General: New York, February 25, 2021
NY State Senate - 40th (Harckham)

  1. Putnam Requests Vaccines for Teachers County works with Senator Harckham - HamletHub, (Peter Harckham (D)), February 25, 2021
  2. State reps weigh in on nursing home controversy -, (Peter Harckham (D)), February 25, 2021
New York State Senate

  1. State Senate Majority Leader Says Cuomo Sexual Harassment Allegations 'Deeply Disturbing' - Daily Voice, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), February 25, 2021
  2. End the Stock Transfer Tax Rebate! Sign the Letter to Show Your Support! - The New York State Senate, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), February 25, 2021
  3. Leader Stewart-Cousins Honors Velmanette Montgomery With Legislative Legacy Award - EIN News, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), February 25, 2021
  4. COVID cases continue to decline as vaccine megasites open in Brooklyn and Queens - Amsterdam News, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), February 25, 2021
Assembly Speaker

  1. Want to Be Mayor of New York? Better Know Your Wings and Dumplings - The New York Times, (Carl Heastie), February 25, 2021
  2. Assembly Dems eye removing Cuomo COVID emergency powers amid scandal - New York Post, (Carl Heastie), February 25, 2021
New York City Mayor

  1. De Blasio made his wife an unofficial 'co-mayor.' New York's next mayor won't. - POLITICO, (Bill de Blasio), February 25, 2021
  2. De Blasio wants probe of 'really disturbing' Lindsey Boylan claim against Cuomo - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), February 25, 2021
  3. De Blasio signs bill barring some convicted felons from running for city office - amNY, (Bill de Blasio), February 25, 2021
  4. De Blasio responds to reports of new NYC COVID-19 variant: 'We shouldn't assume the worst' - WCBS 880, (Bill de Blasio), February 25, 2021
  5. De Blasio names NYPD's Monahan senior advisor; Harrison named Chief of Department - FOX 5 NY, (Bill de Blasio), February 25, 2021
  6. Safety bill passes for NYC firefighters on film sets - Newsday, (Bill de Blasio), February 25, 2021
  7. Cuomo staffer Karen Hinton's ‘Penis Politics’ draws mayor reaction - New York Daily News, (Bill de Blasio), February 25, 2021
11th Congressional District

  1. NY GOP Rep. Nicole Malliotakis: Gov. Cuomo's 'a Hypocrite' - KKOH, (Nicole Malliotakis), February 25, 2021
  2. Reclaiming veracity in a post-Trump world - National Catholic Reporter, (Nicole Malliotakis), February 25, 2021
16th Congressional District

  1. NY, CT Reps Say COVID Rescue Plan Would Help Schools Safely Reopen In Person - WAMC, (Jamaal Bowman), February 25, 2021
  2. Who's in Scott Stringer's eruv? - Jewish Insider, (Jamaal Bowman), February 25, 2021
  3. State superintendent says he wants a smaller sample of students to take standardized tests -, (Jamaal Bowman), February 25, 2021
  4. Marjorie Taylor Greene Flaunts Her Transphobia, Attacking Colleague’s Daughter on Twitter - The Mary Sue, (Jamaal Bowman), February 25, 2021
17th Congressional District

  1. WATCH: Rep. Mondaire Jones remark on the Equality Act - Metro Weekly, (Mondaire Jones), February 25, 2021
  2. NY, CT Reps Say COVID Rescue Plan Would Help Schools Safely Reopen In Person - WAMC, (Mondaire Jones), February 25, 2021
18th Congressional District

  1. Maloney, Highest-Ranking Out LGBTQ Member of the House, Helps Pass the Equality Act, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney - New York, 18th (D), February 25, 2021
  2. Possible Congressional race in future for Schmitt - Mid-Hudson News, (Sean P. Maloney), February 25, 2021
  3. House Passes Sweeping Gay and Transgender Equality Legislation - The New York Times, (Sean P. Maloney), February 25, 2021
  4. At the Races: Can you cancel a civil war? - Roll Call, (Sean P. Maloney), February 25, 2021
  5. Democratic lawmaker says Marjorie Taylor Greene isn’t the only Republican promoting hate - Raw Story, (Sean P. Maloney), February 25, 2021
  6. Dems Introduce Bill to Eliminate Pensions for Presidents With Felony... - Truthout, (Sean P. Maloney), February 25, 2021

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Voting Issues

  1. Georgia Counties Ask Trump For Nearly $17,000 In Legal Fees As GOP Election Lawyers Face Consequences - Forbes, (Voting Machines), February 25, 2021
  2. Frederick man guilty of voter intimidation for threatening family with Biden yard signs - WTOP, (Voter Intimidation), February 25, 2021
  3. Comptroller to oversee election controversies in real time - The Jerusalem Post, (Voter Intimidation), February 25, 2021

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Democracy for America

  1. 'Is this about party ego?' Democrats tighten rules for Cincinnati City Council endorsements, spurring controversy -, (Democracy for America), February 25, 2021
  2. St. Louis to use new mayoral primary system for first time on March 2 - Leader Publications, (Democracy for America), February 25, 2021
  3. The Daily Brew: The decade in state legislative special elections – Ballotpedia News - Ballotpedia News, (Democracy for America), February 25, 2021

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Election Law Blog

  1. “How to Keep Extremists Out of Power”, February 25, 2021
  2. “Why We Should Rethink Voting Rights from the Ground Up”, February 25, 2021
  3. “Rightwing group nearly forced Wisconsin to purge thousands of eligible voters”, February 25, 2021
  4. Larry Tribe Calls Out Justice Thomas’s Trolling of Heather Gerken on Election Fraud in Recent Dissent, February 25, 2021
  5. Georgia Secretary of State Raffensperger Compares Stacey Abrams Complaints About Voting Machine Security to Trump’s Attack on Election Integrity, Cites Daily Wire Story on Abrams’ Group’s Support for Group Promoting Voting Technology Integrity, February 25, 2021


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