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Wednesday, February 6, 2019
 
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New York Governor

  1. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo blames the Trump administration's tax reforms for his states $2.3 billion budget deficit - Yahoo Finance, (Andrew Cuomo), February 5, 2019
  2. Jessica Chastain, Stephan James and Governor Cuomo Made the Party Rounds - New York Times, (Andrew Cuomo), February 5, 2019
  3. Cuomo Announces $2.3 Billion Revenue Shortfall: ‘God Forbid If the Rich Leave’ - National Review, (Andrew Cuomo), February 5, 2019
  4. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Facing Backlash From State Democrats Over Amazon HQ2 - Cheddar, (Andrew Cuomo), February 5, 2019
  5. As Cap on Charter Schools in New York City is About to Hit, Little Talk of Extension in Albany - Gotham Gazette, (Andrew Cuomo), February 5, 2019
  6. A controversial New York City subway line was shut down after passengers reportedly fainted from strong fumes - Business Insider, (Andrew Cuomo), February 5, 2019
  7. New York State Legislature Passes Offshore Drilling Ban - Natural Resources Defense Council, (Andrew Cuomo), February 5, 2019
  8. Obamacare collapse? Not in New York based on record enrollment for 2019: What to know - The Journal News | LoHud.com, (Andrew Cuomo), February 5, 2019
New York Lt. Governor

  1. Governor Cuomo Announces New Online Tool to Help Tenants in Rent Regulated Apartments Quickly Access Necessary Information - LongIsland.com, (Kathy Hochul), February 5, 2019
  2. Pizzeria Paradiso honors women lawmakers with ‘United States of Pizza’ - WTOP, (Kathy Hochul), February 5, 2019
  3. Cuomo Blames Trump For $2.3B State Budget Shortfall, Eyes Infrastructure, Education For Cuts - Daily Voice, (Kathy Hochul), February 5, 2019
US Senate

  1. Joni Ernst, Kirsten Gillibrand team up for a bipartisan spin class - CNN, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 5, 2019
  2. Presidential Campaigning In Littleton: Kirsten Gillibrand First 2020 Candidate To Visit North Country - Caledonian Record, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 5, 2019
  3. Democratic Donor Who Shunned Kirsten Gillibrand Over Al Franken Backs Kamala Harris - HuffPost, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 5, 2019
  4. Gillibrand invites transgender Navy officer to Trump address - Times Union, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 5, 2019
  5. Schumer, Gillibrand to EPA: Hudson River cleanup is not done - Glens Falls Post-Star, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 5, 2019
  6. Among 2020 Democrats, a debate over ‘Medicare-for-all' - Allentown Morning Call, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 5, 2019
  7. US Presidential Election 2020 - the year of the women - IrishCentral, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 5, 2019
  8. 2020 moderates have a credibility problem - The Week Magazine, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 5, 2019
  9. Trump is igniting a perilous new nuclear arms race - The Washington Post, (Kirsten Gillibrand), February 5, 2019
  10. Trump feuds with Democrats, and Chuck Schumer in particular, before speech pushing unity - The Japan Times, (Chuck Schumer), February 5, 2019
  11. Yes, Bernie Sanders And Chuck Schumer Do Look Like Muppets — The Crabby Ones - Forward, (Chuck Schumer), February 5, 2019
  12. Chuck Schumer's SOTU Guest Sends A Sobering Message To Trump About The Shutdown - Bustle, (Chuck Schumer), February 5, 2019
  13. Trump Slams Schumer For Whining About the State of the Union Before It's Even Happened - Townhall, (Chuck Schumer), February 5, 2019
  14. Senators urge EPA not to clear GE on Hudson PCB dredging - Times Union, (Chuck Schumer), February 5, 2019
  15. Schumer Aid Booted for Inappropriate Sexual Conduct with Junior Staffers - The Jewish Voice, (Chuck Schumer), February 5, 2019
  16. Mick Mulvaney says Chuck Schumer given border wall counter-offer - Stock Standard, (Chuck Schumer), February 5, 2019
New York Attorney General

  1. Attorney General James Announces Conviction of Unlicensed Westbury Physician for Illegal Plastic Surgeries, Fraud - LongIsland.com, (Letitia James), February 5, 2019
  2. 10 Public Advocate Candidates To Debate Wednesday: How To Watch - New York City, NY Patch, (Letitia James), February 5, 2019
  3. Rape survivors charged for post-attack exams will be repaid by Bronx hospital - NY Daily News - New York Daily News, (Letitia James), February 5, 2019
  4. New York Attorney General Offers Debt Relief for Workers Affected by Shutdown - USA Herald, (Letitia James), February 5, 2019
  5. Self-proclaimed progressives stand by Bklyn Advocate hopeful after appearance at anti-gay church - Brooklyn Paper, (Letitia James), February 5, 2019
  6. New York Attorney General Rules Selling Fake Likes and Follows is illegal - Cyber Security News, (Letitia James), February 5, 2019
  7. Janison: Trouble awaits Trump after Mueller - Newsday, (Letitia James), February 5, 2019
  8. NAACP, friends celebrate King after storm delay | Local News - Oneonta Daily Star, (Letitia James), February 5, 2019
  9. Lawsuit: NYC prison violated inmates' 6th Amendment rights - WSLS 10, (Letitia James), February 5, 2019
  10. Editorial: NY's case for fairer fluke catch - Newsday, (Letitia James), February 5, 2019
  11. Candidates for NYC Public Advocate prepare to debate on February 6th. - Metro US, (Letitia James), February 5, 2019
  12. Disbarred Nassau Doctor Admits To Illegally Practicing Medicine - Hicksville, NY Patch, (Letitia James), February 5, 2019
  13. Devumi selling fake likes and follows Archives - Cyber Security News, (Letitia James), February 5, 2019
  14. The Death Throes of Fake News - American Thinker, (Letitia James), February 5, 2019
  15. Dems' push for progressive purity risks running off moderate voters - Charleston Post Courier, (Eric Schneiderman), February 5, 2019
  16. Agreed upon standards needed for disqualifying officeholders - Cincinnati.com, (Eric Schneiderman), February 5, 2019
New York Comptroller

  1. NY Governor Cuomo Says $2 Billion Budget Shortfall is "Serious as a Heart Attack" - legal Insurrection, (Tom DiNapoli), February 5, 2019
New York City Mayor

  1. Amazon-Second-Headquarters-New-York-Bill-de-Blasio-Queens-New-York - Fortune, (Bill de Blasio), February 5, 2019
  2. Mayor De Blasio, Police Commissioner O'Neill Monthly Crime Statistics Briefing - CBS New York, (Bill de Blasio), February 5, 2019
  3. Three Indian American Judges Among 46 Appointed by NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio: 'For Fair, Effective Judicial Oversight' - India West, (Bill de Blasio), February 5, 2019
  4. De Blasio Care - The Indypendent, (Bill de Blasio), February 5, 2019
  5. Independent Bookstores Warn De Blasio's Paid Time Off Proposal Could Endanger Small Businesses - Gothamist, (Bill de Blasio), February 5, 2019
  6. State budget gets $2.3 billion trickier — State Senate sets up Amazon standoff with Cuomo — Blake's consulting work detailed - Politico, (Bill de Blasio), February 5, 2019
  7. Days of Protest Over Unheated Brooklyn Prison End With Restored Power - Slate, (Bill de Blasio), February 5, 2019
  8. NYCHA head says 1M people live in city's public housing - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), February 5, 2019
Assembly Speaker

  1. Cuomo's budget gap creates immediate and long-term problems - Crain's New York Business, (Carl Heastie), February 5, 2019
  2. Cuomo Warns Legislators: Easy On the Spending - Spectrum News, (Carl Heastie), February 5, 2019
  3. As Cap on Charter Schools in New York City is About to Hit, Little Talk of Extension in Albany - Gotham Gazette, (Carl Heastie), February 5, 2019
Independent Democratic Conference

  1. NY lawmakers voice vaping, single-payer concerns - Times Union, (Diane Savino (D) - Staten Island), February 5, 2019
  2. Legislature has different view on stretch limo reforms - Albany Times Union, (Simcha Felder), February 5, 2019
1st Congressional District (Zeldin)

  1. Zeldin Announces Completion of LI Intracoastal Waterway Dredge - Dredging Today, (Lee Zeldin), February 5, 2019
11th Congressional District - (Rose)

  1. Anti-corruption, campaign finance reform bills preview likely 2020 campaign theme - Roll Call, (Max Rose), February 5, 2019
  2. The guests NYC lawmakers are bringing to Trump's SOTU - amNY, (Max Rose), February 5, 2019
  3. Thompson announces Gun Violence Prevention Task Force leadership for 116th Congress - Lake County News, (Max Rose), February 5, 2019
  4. Analysis: Parties are redefining war positions in Trump era - Newsbug.info, (Max Rose), February 5, 2019
  5. Rose Meets with VA Secretary at White House to Push for Better Veteran Care, Congressman Max Rose - New York, 11th (D), February 5, 2019
17th Congressional District (Lowey)

  1. Pizzeria Paradiso honors women lawmakers with ‘United States of Pizza’ - WTOP, (Nita Lowey), February 5, 2019
  2. As New Yorkers flee the state’s high taxes, governor blames Trump - RT, (Nita Lowey), February 5, 2019
  3. Human Rights Watch Letter Regarding Conference Negotiations for a Budget Deal - Human Rights Watch, (Nita Lowey), February 5, 2019
18th Congressional District (Maloney)

  1. Rep. Maloney Says Emergency Declaration Could Threaten West Point Project Funding - WAMC, (Sean P. Maloney), February 5, 2019
  2. Rep. Maloney Answers Questions At Student Town Hall - WAMC, (Sean P. Maloney), February 5, 2019
  3. Partying During the Polar Vortex - The New York Times, (Sean P. Maloney), February 5, 2019
  4. State budget gets $2.3 billion trickier — State Senate sets up Amazon standoff with Cuomo — Blake's consulting work detailed - Politico, (Sean P. Maloney), February 5, 2019
  5. Thompson announces Gun Violence Prevention Task Force leadership for 116th Congress - Lake County News, (Sean P. Maloney), February 5, 2019
21st Congressional District (Stefanik)

  1. Stefanik Invites Veteran Steve Bowman to the State of the Union, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik - New York, 21st (R), February 5, 2019
  2. Elise Stefanik invites Clinton County veteran to State of the Union - Watertown Daily Times, (Elise Stefanik), February 5, 2019
  3. Women in US Congress are wearing white at Trump's State of the Union in a message of 'solidarity' - Business Insider Australia on MSN.com, (Elise Stefanik), February 5, 2019
  4. Stefanik lands committee assignments - Press-Republican, (Elise Stefanik), February 5, 2019
  5. New York lawmaker pushes increased federal funding for Holocaust education - jpost.com, (Elise Stefanik), February 5, 2019
  6. The Aim of This World? Kill The Messenger of God - The Final Call, (Elise Stefanik), February 5, 2019
  7. Elise Stefanik calls for resignation of Ralph Northam, Steve King - Watertown Daily Times, (Elise Stefanik), February 5, 2019
22nd Congressional District (Brindisi)

  1. Brindisi invites Chief Master Sergeant John A. Jones to State of the Union - Oneida Dispatch, (Anthony Brindisi), February 5, 2019
  2. Brindisi responds to State of the Union address: - Uticaod, (Anthony Brindisi), February 5, 2019
  3. Freshman Congressman Anthony Brindisi talks unity - NewsChannel 34, (Anthony Brindisi), February 5, 2019
  4. IN STATE OF THE UNION, BRINDISI LOOKING FOR WAYS TO BRING PARTIES TOGETHER, GET THINGS DONE FOR UPSTATE NEW YORK, Congressman Anthony Brindisi – New York, 22nd (D), February 5, 2019
24th Congressional District (Katko)

  1. Rep. John Katko invites Vera House director to attend Trump's State of the Union - Auburn Citizen, (John Katko), February 5, 2019
  2. Truckers, Residents Voice Concerns Over Aging Syracuse Viaduct - Transport Topics, (John Katko), February 5, 2019
  3. Video: U.S. Rep. John Katko's Facebook Live interview - Auburn Citizen, (John Katko), February 5, 2019
  4. Vera House Executive Director Randi Bregman to Join Rep. John Katko for State of the Union Address, Congressman John Katko - New York, 24th (R), February 5, 2019
25th Congressional District (Slaughter)

  1. After first dismissing her sex-abuse complaints, Morelle invites victim to State of the Union - Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, (Joe Morelle), February 5, 2019
27th Congressional District (Collins)

  1. Nate McMurray Prepared for Potential 2020 NY-27 Bid - Upstate Politics, (Nate McMurray), February 5, 2019
  2. The GOP's Lonely Heartless Club - Splinter, (Chris Collins), February 5, 2019
  3. State Senator Jacobs Will Not Run For Erie County Executive - Spectrum News, (Chris Collins), February 5, 2019
NY Senate: District 9 - Kaminsky/Skelos Seat

  1. Senate OKs bill that could thwart Trump drilling plan - Newsday, (Todd Kaminsky), February 5, 2019

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Incumbents in Congress

  1. Engel Statement on Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), February 5, 2019
  2. Nadler Statement on Notice of Markup Ahead of Whitaker Hearing, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), February 5, 2019
  3. House Judiciary Committee Announces Oversight Hearing on Family Separation Policy, Congressman Jerrold Nadler - New York, 10th (D), February 5, 2019
  4. Congressman Brian Higgins Welcomes State of the Union Guest Habiba Mohamed, Congressman Brian Higgins - New York, 26th (D), February 5, 2019
  5. Lowey Statement on President Trump’s State of the Union Address, Congresswoman Nita Lowey - New York, 17th (D), February 5, 2019
  6. Lowey Statement on Appointment of Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, Congresswoman Nita Lowey - New York, 17th (D), February 5, 2019
Incumbents NY State - Press Releases

  1. Protecting New York State's Health Care System, New York State Governor: Press Releases, February 5, 2019
  2. Attorney General James Announces Settlement With Hospital For Illegally Billing Rape Survivors For Rape Exams, Attorney General: New York, February 5, 2019
Incumbent Leaders NY Senate

  1. Partying During the Polar Vortex - The New York Times, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), February 5, 2019
  2. New York Senate and Gov. Cuomo clash over Amazon deal - Seattle Times, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), February 5, 2019
  3. Legislators Provide Update on Educational Policy and the Scarsdale Schools - Scarsdale10583.com, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), February 5, 2019
  4. State of the Union, Ralph Northam, Chinese New Year: Your Tuesday Briefing - The New York Times, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), February 5, 2019
  5. Cuomo: Federal tax law costing NY state $2.3B so far - 13WHAM-TV, (John Flanagan), February 5, 2019
NY State Senate

  1. Legislators Provide Update on Educational Policy and the Scarsdale Schools - Scarsdale10583.com, (Shelley Mayer), February 5, 2019
  2. McCravy: More motivated than ever to approve anti-abortion bill - Index-Journal, (NY Senate: Liz Krueger (D) - Manhattan), February 5, 2019
  3. Sen. Michael Gianaris Appointed To Key Board That Can Veto Amazon Project, Angering Gov. Cuomo - WCBS 880, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), February 5, 2019
  4. New York Senate and Gov. Cuomo clash over Amazon deal - Seattle Times, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), February 5, 2019
  5. Senate Corrections Committee members outraged over conditions at Brooklyn jail - Legislative Gazette, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), February 5, 2019
  6. Defenders Group Files Lawsuit Over Deteriorating Conditions at Federal Prison in Brooklyn | New York Law Journal - Law.com, (NY Senate: Mike Gianaris (D) - Astoria), February 5, 2019
NY State Assembly

  1. Legislature has different view on stretch limo reforms - Albany Times Union, (NY Assembly: Amy Paulin (D) - Westchester), February 5, 2019
  2. Legislators Provide Update on Educational Policy and the Scarsdale Schools - Scarsdale10583.com, (NY Assembly: Amy Paulin (D) - Westchester), February 5, 2019
  3. 60 Members and Local Leaders Attend LWVS Winter Fundraiser - Scarsdale10583.com, (NY Assembly: Amy Paulin (D) - Westchester), February 5, 2019

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U. S. Senate (Murphy)

  1. Here Are the Guests That Members of Congress Are Bringing to the State of the Union - WHO TV Des Moines, (Christopher Murphy), February 5, 2019
  2. US general shows Saudi coalition support after weapons report - ABC17News.com, (Christopher Murphy), February 5, 2019
  3. US Lawmakers Address Global Concerns Ahead of Trump Speech - VOA News, (Christopher Murphy), February 5, 2019
  4. Richard Blumenthal to vote against AG nominee William Barr - Washington Times, (Richard Blumenthal), February 5, 2019
  5. Blumenthal, Katz lead effort to end third-party electric market in CT - New Haven Register, (Richard Blumenthal), February 5, 2019
  6. Former U.S. attorney, whistleblower, Agent Orange survivor, student walkout organizer on State of the Union gu - Hartford Courant, (Richard Blumenthal; Christopher Murphy), February 5, 2019
  7. T-Mobile steps up lobbying over Sprint merger, promises not to raise rates - The Verge, (Richard Blumenthal), February 5, 2019
  8. Senators slam administration over active-duty troops at border - KTVZ, (Richard Blumenthal), February 5, 2019
  9. See who’s getting a Thumbs Up this week - Danbury News Times, (Richard Blumenthal; Christopher Murphy), February 5, 2019
  10. Trump is a Bully. Here Are Three Ways to Take Him On | Opinion - Newsweek, (Richard Blumenthal), February 5, 2019
  11. The Trump Administration Proposes New Rules to Encourage Veterans to Seek Private Care - Pacific Standard, (Richard Blumenthal), February 5, 2019

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ISSUES

Voting Issues

  1. Democrat wants answers on Texas voter-rolls flap during David Whitley's confirmation hearing - Corpus Christi Caller-Times, (Voter Intimidation), February 5, 2019
  2. Congressional Committee Meets In Texas On Voting Rights - Red River Radio, (Voter Intimidation), February 5, 2019
  3. Video of Ald Ed Burke "electioneering" emerges in his re-election campaign - WLS, (Voter Intimidation), February 5, 2019
  4. Wendell Griffen on tolerance for white supremacy - Arkansas Times, (Voter Intimidation), February 5, 2019
  5. Senate committee starts work on reforming property tax - San Marcos Daily Record, (Voter Intimidation), February 5, 2019
  6. Freedom House report says global democracy under siege, including in the United States - Miami Herald, (Voter Intimidation), February 5, 2019

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Election Law Blog

  1. “Justice and Homeland Security report finds no foreign interference in 2018 elections”, February 6, 2019
  2. Stacey Abrams: “We must reject the cynicism that says allowing every eligible vote to be cast and counted is a ‘power grab.'”, February 6, 2019
  3. “Where the hunt for voter fraud is worse than the crime itself”, February 6, 2019
  4. “A Jim Crow law stacks the deck against Mississippi Democrats. Our new data set shows just how badly”–Expect Litigation Before Jim Hood Runs for Miss. Governor, February 5, 2019
  5. “Push to restore felon voting rights in Minnesota gains momentum, key supporters”, February 5, 2019
  6. “Trump Inaugural Committee Ordered to Hand Over Documents to Federal Investigators”, February 5, 2019
  7. Elections Matter Dep’t: Michigan Withdraws Support for Kansas in Documentary Proof of Citizenship Case, February 5, 2019

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