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INCUMBENTS

New York City Mayor

  1. 'We're Not Ready for Police-Free Zones' - Crime Report, (Kathryn Garcia), January 20, 2022
  2. Kathy Griffin reveals what really tickled her off about Andy Cohen's roast of Bill De Blasio - Central Recorder, (Bill de Blasio), January 20, 2022
  3. Eric Adams Is Taking His First Paycheck in Crypto - The New York Times, (Eric Adams), January 20, 2022
  4. Hip Hip Hooray, Bill de Blasio's Longtime Chief Of Staff Is Now Working At Barnard College In Harlem - Harlem World Magazine, (Bill de Blasio), January 20, 2022
  5. Eric Adams considers exempting NYPD from city agency budget cuts - New York Post, (Eric Adams), January 20, 2022
  6. Thursday's Headlines: Eric Adams Rashomon Edition – Streetsblog New York City - Streetsblog New York, (Eric Adams), January 20, 2022
  7. Adams vows new 'vision' to curb traffic danger after school bus kills teen - New York Post, (Eric Adams), January 20, 2022
  8. Mayor Eric Adams Announces Creation Of Office Of Technology And Information - CBS New York, (Eric Adams), January 20, 2022
  9. New York Mayor Eric Adams Says City Winning The War Against Omicron Variant - The Union Journal, (Eric Adams), January 20, 2022
  10. Mayor Adams To Take 1st Paycheck In Cryptocurrency - CBS New York, (Eric Adams), January 20, 2022
  11. Eleven-month-old baby shot in the FACE and in critical condition from stray bullet in the Bronx - Daily Mail, (Eric Adams), January 20, 2022
  12. Gov. Kathy Hochul: State Police To Be Sent To New York City To Help NYPD Combat Gun Violence - CBS New York, (Eric Adams), January 20, 2022
  13. Mayor Adams' Prepared Remarks to U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, January 20, 2022
  14. Mayor Adams to Receive First Paycheck in Cryptocurrency, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, January 20, 2022
New York Governor

  1. Suozzi releases first TV of campaign for governor - Spectrum News, (Lee Zeldin), January 20, 2022
  2. The Point: Primary questions - Newsday, (Lee Zeldin), January 20, 2022
  3. The Point: GOP election strategy - Newsday, (Lee Zeldin), January 20, 2022
  4. Kingston High School grad, a Northwestern NY sheriff, wants to be governor - The Daily Freeman, (Lee Zeldin), January 20, 2022
  5. Prisoners eligible for free New York state ID cards in Hochul's budget plan - New York Post, (Nick Langworthy), January 20, 2022
  6. New York Senate Democrats build campaign war chest to keep supermajority - Spectrum News, (Nick Langworthy), January 20, 2022
  7. Waynflete holds off NYA again - Portland Press Herald - pressherald.com, (Nick Langworthy), January 20, 2022
  8. Real estate showers Hochul with cash - The Real Deal, (Lee Zeldin), January 20, 2022
  9. Republicans running for NY governor push back on Hochul's budget - New York Daily News - New York Daily News, (Rob Astorino (R)), January 20, 2022
  10. The Good News (and Less Good News) for Democrats in 2022 Governors Races - U.S. News & World Report, (Rob Astorino (R); Lee Zeldin), January 20, 2022
  11. NY AG releases final independent investigation transcripts into former Gov. Cuomo - WRGB, (Andrew Cuomo), January 20, 2022
  12. Cuomo spends heavily on attorneys, campaign filing shows - Spectrum News, (Andrew Cuomo), January 20, 2022
  13. The Capitol Connection #2203 - Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's Attorney Rita Glavin - WAMC, (Andrew Cuomo), January 20, 2022
  14. Cuomo crony Malatras bags $450K SUNY 'leave,' $186K tenured post after resignation - New York Post, (Andrew Cuomo), January 20, 2022
  15. Shelter Island Reporter editorial: Gov. Hochul on the job - Shelter Island Reporter - Shelter Island Reporter, (Andrew Cuomo), January 20, 2022
  16. Gov. Hochul announces 'next phase' of Brooklyn-Queens transit link - New York Post, (Kathy Hochul), January 20, 2022
  17. Gov. Kathy Hochul: State Police To Be Sent To New York City To Help NYPD Combat Gun Violence - CBS New York, (Kathy Hochul), January 20, 2022
  18. Gov. Hochul's proposed budget ensures MTA fare freeze through end of 2022 - New York Post, (Kathy Hochul), January 20, 2022
  19. New name, same basic idea: Hochul pitches 421a reform - The Real Deal, (Kathy Hochul), January 20, 2022
  20. Hochul boosts funding for charters, gives Adams 4 years to run NYC schools - New York Post, (Kathy Hochul), January 20, 2022
  21. ‘A breath of fresh air’: Gov. Kathy Hochul’s wetlands proposal signals first step in expanding protections - SILive.com, (Kathy Hochul), January 20, 2022
  22. New York governor wants to allow trans inmates to choose between men's or women's prisons - CNYcentral.com, (Kathy Hochul), January 20, 2022
  23. It's time to end COVID restrictions and restore normalcy in New York - New York Post, (Kathy Hochul), January 20, 2022
  24. NY Gov. Kathy Hochul Makes Announcement About MTA | NY News - Oakland News Now, (Kathy Hochul), January 20, 2022
  25. Brooklyn Dumpling Shop Owner Taunts NY Governor to 'Arrest Him' for Opposing Vaccine Mandate - Eater NY, (Kathy Hochul), January 20, 2022
  26. Hochul: State weighing options for schools that don't enforce mask mandate - Newsday, (Kathy Hochul), January 20, 2022
  27. Barbara Rice to lead APA - Sun Community News & Printing, (Kathy Hochul), January 20, 2022
  28. Hochul includes $10 million on pretrial services to ' keep communities safe' in budget - Times Union, (Kathy Hochul), January 20, 2022
  29. Hochul: Interborough Express feasibility study complete - Newsday, (Kathy Hochul), January 20, 2022
  30. 80 #VaxForKids pop-up vaccination sites to launch in NY - NEWS10 ABC, (Kathy Hochul), January 20, 2022
  31. NYSP labs working to clear backlog cases - NEWS10 ABC, (Kathy Hochul), January 20, 2022
  32. ‘Incidental COVID’ cases are on the rise in Erie County hospitals. Here’s what that means - WIVB.com - News 4, (Kathy Hochul), January 20, 2022
  33. Takeout alcohol gains momentum but still likely months away - Times Union, (Kathy Hochul), January 20, 2022
New York Lt. Governor

  1. Hundreds gather for Times Square vigil of Michelle Alyssa Go, victim of deadly push in front of train | - AMNY, (Brian Benjamin), January 20, 2022
New York Senate

  1. The Democrats' Chuck Schumer Problem - National Review, (Chuck Schumer), January 20, 2022
  2. Sen. Chuck Schumer defends failed push for voting rights: ‘Imagine telling Dr. King not to march’ - Yahoo News, (Chuck Schumer), January 20, 2022
  3. Schumer insists failed votes on elections and filibuster were the right thing to do - KMUW, (Chuck Schumer), January 20, 2022
  4. Gillibrand, Colleagues Call On Biden Administration To Mobilize COVID Assistance To New York - Oswego Daily News, (Kirsten Gillibrand), January 20, 2022
  5. New federal bill proposes expanded energy cost assistance as region faces extreme cold - WPTZ, (Kirsten Gillibrand), January 20, 2022
  6. Press Release | Press Releases | Newsroom | US Senator Chuck Schumer of New York - Senator Schumer, (Kirsten Gillibrand; Chuck Schumer), January 20, 2022
  7. Schumer, Gillibrand Announce Over $400000 In Federal Funding For Economic Development In New York - Oswego Daily News, (Kirsten Gillibrand; Chuck Schumer), January 20, 2022
  8. Schumer, Gillibrand: $10 million project will permanently repair Fair Haven pier - Auburn Citizen, (Kirsten Gillibrand), January 20, 2022
  9. Biden Re-Nominates Trump Pick and GOP Donor Jennifer Rearden as a Federal Judge - Sludge, (Kirsten Gillibrand), January 20, 2022
  10. Julie Menin's Early Days as Council Member - otdowntown.com, (Kirsten Gillibrand), January 20, 2022
  11. NCAA adopts sport-by-sport transgender policy - WFAA.com, (Kirsten Gillibrand), January 20, 2022
  12. Senators Want Workers to Get More Financial Advice - ThinkAdvisor, (Kirsten Gillibrand), January 20, 2022
  13. Feinstein, Brown, Baldwin, Colleagues Applaud President Biden for Distributing Free Masks to Americans, Encourage Purchase of American Made Masks - Senator Dianne Feinstein, (Kirsten Gillibrand), January 20, 2022
  14. County Averaging Almost 250 New COVID Cases A Day - Jamestown Post Journal, (Kirsten Gillibrand), January 20, 2022
  15. 5 Top Trends In Workplace Class Action Litigation: Trend #5 The Continuing Impact Of Arbitration - JD Supra, (Kirsten Gillibrand), January 20, 2022
  16. UPDATE: Congressman Jamaal Bowman Released following Arrest in DC Amid Protests Over Voting Rights - Norwood News, (Kirsten Gillibrand), January 20, 2022
  17. Why Schumer picked a filibuster fight he couldn't win - POLITICO, (Kirsten Gillibrand), January 20, 2022
Westchester County Executive

  1. Federal funding OK'd to help solve Mamaroneck flooding, Schumer says - The Journal News, (George Latimer (D)), January 20, 2022
Incumbents in Congress

  1. NEWS: Rep. Bowman, Sen. Markey Introduce Heating and Cooling Relief Act to Transform Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, Congressman Jamaal Bowman - New York, 16th (D), January 20, 2022
  2. REP. MONDAIRE JONES OUTLINES PATH FORWARD IN FIGHT FOR VOTING RIGHTS, Congressman Mondaire Jones - New York, 17th (D), January 20, 2022
New York Attorney General

  1. Letitia James drops 'final' edition of Cuomo tapes - City & State, (Letitia James), January 20, 2022
  2. AG Letitia James Fights to End Facebook’s Illegal Monopoly - Hudson Valley Press, (Letitia James), January 20, 2022
  3. NY AG Letitia James acts to enforce Trump family subpoenas - WABC-TV, (Letitia James), January 20, 2022
  4. NY Attorney General Letitia James alleges 'significant evidence' of Trump Organization fraud - msnNOW, (Letitia James), January 20, 2022
  5. What Comes Next in New York's Investigation of Donald Trump - NBC Bay Area, (Letitia James), January 20, 2022
New York Comptroller DiNapoli

  1. DiNapoli: Lack of Oversight Hinders Home Meal Delivery Program for Vulnerable Seniors - osc.state.ny.us, (Tom DiNapoli), January 20, 2022
  2. CUNY staff members sue to leave union, cite 'anti-Semitism' - Amsterdam News, (Tom DiNapoli), January 20, 2022
  3. Explainer: Israel's State Comptroller - i24NEWS, (Tom DiNapoli), January 20, 2022
  4. The GOP roster to succeed Zeldin - Newsday, (Tom DiNapoli), January 20, 2022
Incumbents NY State

  1. Enhanced safety for NY limos eyed as task force assembles - Niagara Gazette, (NY Assembly: Amy Paulin (D) - Westchester), January 20, 2022
  2. Transcripts, Exhibits, and Videos From Independent Investigation Into Sexual Harassment Allegations Against Former Governor Cuomo Released, Attorney General: New York, January 20, 2022
NY State Senate - 40th (Harckham)

  1. Harckham Finishes 2021 with 16 Bills Signed Into Law | Somers, NY News TAPinto - TAPinto.net, (Peter Harckham (D)), January 20, 2022
Westchester District Attorney

  1. Westchester DA releases report on death of Robert Durst's wife, a 'challenging circumstantial case' - Daily Mail, (Mimi Rocah), January 20, 2022
  2. DA: Investigators blew chances in case of Durst wife's death - The Public's Radio, (Mimi Rocah), January 20, 2022
  3. DA: Missed opportunities by law enforcement may have delayed prosecution of Robert Durst - News 12 Long Island, (Mimi Rocah), January 20, 2022
  4. DA: 'Missed Opportunities' Contributed In Decades-long Delay In Durst Case - Putnam Daily Voice, (Mimi Rocah), January 20, 2022
  5. Prosecutors lay out 'missed opportunities' in Robert Durst murder investigation - WBAL Radio, (Mimi Rocah), January 20, 2022
New York State Senate

  1. Scarsdale girls tennis team honored by senator | Awards And Honors | scarsdalenews.com - scarsdalenews.com, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), January 20, 2022
  2. Hochul includes $10 million on pretrial services to ' keep communities safe' in budget - Times Union, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), January 20, 2022
  3. Open Letter: New York Literary Organizations Support 'Rap Music on Trial' Legislation - PEN America, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), January 20, 2022
  4. Freedom to vote: NY's Senate Dems on voting rights legislation - Amsterdam News, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), January 20, 2022
  5. We Went to Court for Climate, but Albany is the Real Culprit - The Indypendent, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), January 20, 2022
  6. NY Sen. Mayer on this year's education budget - Spectrum News, (Shelley Mayer), January 20, 2022
  7. Press Release | Press Releases | Newsroom | US Senator Chuck Schumer of New York - Senator Schumer, (Shelley Mayer), January 20, 2022
  8. Meet the cast of THE VOICE GENERATIONS on SEVEN - TV Blackbox, (Shelley Mayer), January 20, 2022
Assembly Speaker

  1. Assembly passes legislation to ensure New Yorkers can vote absentee during pandemic - WRGB, (Carl Heastie), January 20, 2022
  2. How Fire Defined the Bronx, and Us - The New York Times, (Carl Heastie), January 20, 2022
  3. Open Letter: New York Literary Organizations Support 'Rap Music on Trial' Legislation - PEN America, (Carl Heastie), January 20, 2022
  4. We Went to Court for Climate, but Albany is the Real Culprit - The Indypendent, (Carl Heastie), January 20, 2022
  5. Bill extending absentee balloting during pandemic advances - Spectrum News NY1, (Carl Heastie), January 20, 2022
Independent Democratic Conference

  1. Eric Adams Is Taking His First Paycheck in Crypto - The New York Times, (Diane Savino (D) - Staten Island), January 20, 2022
11th Congressional District

  1. Malliotakis Statement on NYPD Detective Shot on Staten Island, Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis - New York, 11th (R), January 20, 2022
  2. McCarthy draws a K Street crowd - POLITICO - Politico, (Max Rose), January 20, 2022
  3. Malliotakis to host annual Presidents Day writing contest for elementary school students - SILive.com, (Nicole Malliotakis), January 20, 2022
  4. Good Morning, Brooklyn: Thursday, January 20, 2022 - Brooklyn Daily Eagle, (Nicole Malliotakis), January 20, 2022
  5. At the Races: Build back bite-sized - Roll Call, (Nicole Malliotakis; Max Rose), January 20, 2022
16th Congressional District

  1. NEWS: Rep. Bowman, Sen. Markey Introduce Heating and Cooling Relief Act to Transform Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, Congressman Jamaal Bowman - New York, 16th (D), January 20, 2022
  2. New York Rep. Jamaal Bowman arrested outside US Capitol during voting rights protest - USA TODAY, (Jamaal Bowman), January 20, 2022
  3. Senator Markey and Rep. Bowman Introduce Legislation to Transform Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program - Ed Markey, (Jamaal Bowman), January 20, 2022
  4. How the Hip Hop Caucus is mobilizing voters for 2022 - Yahoo Singapore News, (Jamaal Bowman), January 20, 2022
  5. Expand Energy Assistance and Transition Away from Fossil Fuels | U.S. Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts - Ed Markey, (Jamaal Bowman), January 20, 2022
  6. A Slimmed-Down Biden Plan With Climate Focus Divides Progressives - Bloomberg, (Jamaal Bowman), January 20, 2022
  7. Federal funding OK'd to help solve Mamaroneck flooding, Schumer says - The Journal News, (Jamaal Bowman), January 20, 2022
  8. Sen. Chuck Schumer defends failed push for voting rights: ‘Imagine telling Dr. King not to march’ - Yahoo News, (Jamaal Bowman), January 20, 2022
17th Congressional District

  1. Congressman Jamaal Bowman arrested outside Capitol Building during voting rights protest - The Journal News, (Mondaire Jones), January 20, 2022
  2. Gillibrand, Colleagues Call On Biden Administration To Mobilize COVID Assistance To New York - Oswego Daily News, (Mondaire Jones), January 20, 2022
  3. Senator Markey and Rep. Bowman Introduce Legislation to Transform Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program - Ed Markey, (Mondaire Jones), January 20, 2022
  4. Equality Caucus Reacts to Senate's Failure to Pass Voting Reforms - Clerk of the House, (Mondaire Jones), January 20, 2022
  5. REP. MONDAIRE JONES OUTLINES PATH FORWARD IN FIGHT FOR VOTING RIGHTS, Congressman Mondaire Jones - New York, 17th (D), January 20, 2022
18th Congressional District

  1. Iowa GOP Rep. Ashley Hinson Slammed for Touting Infrastructure Bill She Voted Against - Newsweek, (Sean P. Maloney), January 20, 2022
  2. House path toward bolstering stock rules is hazy - Roll Call, (Sean P. Maloney), January 20, 2022
  3. Gillibrand, Colleagues Call On Biden Administration To Mobilize COVID Assistance To New York - Oswego Daily News, (Sean P. Maloney), January 20, 2022
  4. Committee OKs wildlife bill, but partisan divisions remain - E&E News, (Sean P. Maloney), January 20, 2022

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ELECTION NEWS

9th Senate (Skelos seat)

  1. New York Senate Considers Bill That Calls For Divestment From Pro-BDS Companies | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com - Algemeiner, (Todd Kaminsky), January 20, 2022
  2. Bail reform law needs still more tweaking | Herald Community Newspapers - liherald.com, (Todd Kaminsky), January 20, 2022
  3. How progressives might be left in the lurch - liherald.com, (Todd Kaminsky), January 20, 2022

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ISSUES

Voting Issues

  1. There's No Reason For Elections Board Information To Require A FOIL Request - Jamestown Post Journal, (Voting Machines), January 20, 2022
  2. Any martial law would need smoking gun(s)... 780+ pages to Select Committee from National Archives - Daily Kos, (Voting Machines), January 20, 2022
  3. The Six Main Strands of the Trump Coup Attempt - The Bulwark, (Voting Machines), January 20, 2022
  4. After 4 Years of Controversy, URI President Calls for Revoking Flynn & Guiliani's Honorary Degrees - GoLocalProv, (Voting Machines), January 20, 2022
  5. Pa. Health Dept. adds new free COVID-19 testing sites | Thursday Morning Coffee - Pennsylvania Capital-Star, (Voting Machines), January 20, 2022
  6. First-time candidate condemns intimidation and vote-buying in elections - Barbados Today, (Voter Intimidation), January 20, 2022
  7. Here's what's next for voting rights now that the Freedom to Vote Act was blocked in the Senate - CNET, (Voter Intimidation), January 20, 2022
  8. DeSantis' proposed election police force alarms voting rights advocates - CNN, (Voter Intimidation), January 20, 2022
  9. America’s Coming Age of Instability: Why Constitutional Crises and Political Violence Could Soon Be the Norm - Foreign Affairs Magazine, (Voter Intimidation), January 20, 2022
  10. Opinion | Beware the GOP's Election Cop Proposals - Common Dreams, (Vote Fraud; Voter Intimidation), January 20, 2022
  11. "New Year, New Biden." - Crooked, (Vote Fraud), January 20, 2022
  12. Editorial: Much as Trump tries to obstruct Jan. 6 inquiry, Supreme Court won't play along - STLtoday.com, (Vote Fraud), January 20, 2022
  13. House Jan. 6 Committee Subpoenas White Nationalist Figures - The New York Times, (Vote Fraud; Voting Machines), January 20, 2022
  14. New Plymouth 'Speakeasy' + Plymouth-Canton Sports Schedule - Yahoo News, (Vote Fraud), January 20, 2022
  15. Overnight News Digest January 18, 2022 - Daily Kos, (Vote Fraud), January 20, 2022

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FROM THE BLOGS

Election Law Blog

  1. “As Giuliani coordinated plan for Trump electoral votes in states Biden won, some electors balked”, January 21, 2022
  2. “Trump campaign officials, led by Rudy Giuliani, oversaw fake electors plot in 7 states”, January 20, 2022
  3. “McCarthy open to Electoral Count Act reform”, January 20, 2022
  4. “New Filings Reveal Another Billionaire Behind the Big Lie”, January 20, 2022
  5. “Supreme Court Seems Ready to Back Ted Cruz in Campaign Finance Case”, January 20, 2022
  6. FairVote Report on the Use of Ranked Choice Voting in NYC, January 20, 2022
  7. “As Giuliani coordinated plan for Trump electoral votes in states Biden won, some electors balked”, January 20, 2022
  8. Toting Up the Net Partisan Effects of Redistricting Reform, January 20, 2022
  9. “BREAKING: Fulton DA requests special grand jury for Trump probe”, January 20, 2022
  10. President Biden’s Should Clarify His Remarks on Election Legitimacy and the 2022 Elections. But Even The Troubling Aspects of What He Said Are Nowhere Nearly as Bad as What Trump Repeatedly Has Said About Election Legitimacy, January 20, 2022
  11. “What Happens with Voting Rights Now?”, January 20, 2022
  12. “In Rebuke to Trump, Supreme Court Allows Release of Jan. 6 Files”, January 20, 2022
  13. “Manchin, Sinema join with GOP in rejecting attempt to change filibuster rules, effectively killing Democratic voting bill”, January 20, 2022
  14. “GOP gubernatorial candidate David Perdue calls for new election police unit in Georgia”, January 20, 2022
  15. “GOP considers more ruthless redistricting”, January 20, 2022
  16. “Pro-Trump influencers flocked to alternative social networks. Their follower counts stalled soon after.”, January 20, 2022
  17. “Achievable Federal Election Reform”, January 20, 2022

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