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Westchester Political News
Monday, June 18, 2018
Vol. 18, No. 109
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Lt. Governor
NY Senate
County Exec
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NY Comptroller
NY State Senate
Assembly Speaker
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11th CD
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Skelos Senate
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New York Governor

  1. Cynthia Nixon reels in big bucks from former co-stars - New York Post, (Cynthia Nixon), June 17, 2018
  2. Andrew Cuomo has a huge lead over Cynthia Nixon, especially in NY suburbs - USA Today, (Cynthia Nixon), June 17, 2018
  3. Sequel to trial that snagged ex-NY governor's aide begins - Bradenton Herald, (Andrew Cuomo), June 17, 2018
  4. Cynthia Nixon unveils $7.4 billion tax-raising plan to boost school aid and free college - New York Daily News, (Cynthia Nixon), June 16, 2018
  5. Cynthia Nixon’s Education Plan: Ambitious, Progressive, Expensive - The New York Times, (Cynthia Nixon), June 16, 2018
  6. New York News: NY Governor Cuomo Announces New York Will Lead Nationwide Consortium to Advance Offshore ... - STL.News (blog), (Andrew Cuomo), June 16, 2018
  7. Andrew Cuomo could order criminal charges against the Trump family: But will he? - Salon, (Andrew Cuomo), June 16, 2018
  8. Governor Cuomo Announces New York Will Lead Nationwide Consortium To Advance Offshore Wind Research And ... -, (Andrew Cuomo), June 15, 2018
  9. Cuomo accuses Charter of making false claims about cable network buildout -, (Andrew Cuomo), June 15, 2018
  10. Andrew Cuomo overstates his record on same-sex marriage - Washington Post, (Andrew Cuomo), June 15, 2018
  11. Number of craft beverage producers in state tops 1000 - Bradenton Herald, (Andrew Cuomo), June 15, 2018
  12. Governor Cuomo Announces $150 Billion Infrastructure Investment Over The Next Five Years -, (Andrew Cuomo), June 15, 2018
New York Senate

  1. Economy, women: 2 factors that could push Republicans, Democrats to victory in 2018 - WRVO Public Media, (Kirsten Gillibrand), June 18, 2018
  2. Donald Trump attacks Chuck Schumer over North Korea remarks ... - CNN, (Chuck Schumer), June 17, 2018
  3. Sen. Chuck Schumer says useless 'sunscreen pills' should be pulled off the shelves - New York Daily News, (Chuck Schumer), June 17, 2018
  4. Schumer says he told Trump to impose China tariffs 3 weeks ago - New York Post, (Chuck Schumer), June 17, 2018
  5. Fed funding to support early child-care services, education for low-income families - Plattsburgh Press Republican, (Kirsten Gillibrand), June 17, 2018
  6. Gillibrand opposes offshore seismic tests | Newsday - Newsday, (Kirsten Gillibrand), June 17, 2018
  7. REALLY!? Chuck Schumer lets Trump know OIG report proves how much 'Comey's actions helped you' - Twitchy, (Chuck Schumer), June 16, 2018
  8. 2020 Insight: Gillibrand's surprising tax answer; Warren visits her ... - CNN, (Kirsten Gillibrand), June 16, 2018
  9. Are Democrats brave enough to run a woman against Donald Trump? - Vox, (Kirsten Gillibrand), June 16, 2018
  10. What Has Kirsten Gillibrand Learned From #MeToo? - Splinter (blog), (Kirsten Gillibrand), June 16, 2018
  11. Gillibrand: Farmers in for $77M refund - Wellsville Daily Reporter, (Kirsten Gillibrand), June 16, 2018
  12. White House announces $50B in additional tariffs on China; Chuck ... -, (Chuck Schumer), June 15, 2018
  13. At We the People forum, Democratic activists shift presidential hopefuls to the left - Washington Post, (Kirsten Gillibrand), June 15, 2018
Westchester County Executive

  1. Sudden Shutdown Forces Summer Program Relocations At Sprain Ridge Pool - Yonkers Daily Voice, (George Latimer (D)), June 15, 2018
  2. Opposition to Privatization Strong at Airport Hearing in Armonk - The Examiner News, (George Latimer (D)), June 15, 2018
Incumbents in Congress

  1. Engel Statement on 6th Anniversary of DACA, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), June 15, 2018
  2. Engel Receives "Man Power Award" from Change a Life Ministries in the Bronx, Congressman Eliot Engel - New York, 16th (D), June 15, 2018
  3. Lowey, Engel, Hoyer, Deutch Statement on Hodeida, Congresswoman Nita Lowey - New York, 17th (D), June 15, 2018
New York Attorney General

  1. New York sues Donald Trump, his foundation, over 'self-dealing' - The Indian Express, (Eric Schneiderman), June 17, 2018
  2. Trump blasts New York foundation lawsuit -, (Eric Schneiderman), June 17, 2018
  3. The suit against Trump's charity isn't 'ridiculous' at all - Washington Post, (Eric Schneiderman), June 17, 2018
  4. NY Attorney General Sues Trump and Family for Flagrant Misuse of Charity - Nonprofit Quarterly, (Eric Schneiderman), June 16, 2018
  5. A.M. Roundup: Teachout calls JCOPE ‘toothless lapdog’ for clearing ex-Cuomo aide - Times Union, (Zephyr Teachout), June 15, 2018
  6. Today in Trump Tweets: Schneiderman didn't have the guts for this lawsuit - American Media Institute Newswire, (Eric Schneiderman), June 15, 2018
  7. #DonaldTrump blasts New York lawsuit: 'I won't settle this case!' - Independent Online, (Eric Schneiderman), June 15, 2018
  8. “Repeated and willful self-dealing”: 5 details from the New York attorney general lawsuit against the Trump Foundation - Vox, (Eric Schneiderman), June 15, 2018
New York Comptroller DiNapoli

  1. Audit: State made $1B-plus in unnecessary Medicaid payments - WKTV, (Tom DiNapoli), June 17, 2018
  2. $360M needed for locally-owned dams, comptroller says - The Daily Gazette, (Tom DiNapoli), June 16, 2018
  3. Brooklyn boasts the hottest job market in the country - New York Post, (Tom DiNapoli), June 15, 2018
  4. Job growth in Brooklyn is booming as unemployment falls to record low - New York Daily News, (Tom DiNapoli), June 15, 2018
  5. New York State Comptroller Reports Dam Problems -, (Tom DiNapoli), June 15, 2018
Incumbents NY State

  1. Chappaqua Crossing Apartments Open At Former Readers Digest - USA Patch, (David Buchwald (D)), June 15, 2018
  2. A.G. Underwood Announces Settlement With Queens Auto Dealer Over Deceptive Practices, Attorney General: New York, June 15, 2018
  3. New York A.G. Underwood Leads $100 Million 42-State Settlement With Citibank For Manipulating Interest Rate Benchmarks, Attorney General: New York, June 15, 2018
New York State Senate

  1. Budget Passes With 6.2% Tax Increase: More State Aid-No Layoffs - Yonkers Times, (Shelley Mayer), June 16, 2018
Assembly Speaker

  1. Doctors ask Albany to act on speed cameras - New York Daily News, (Carl Heastie), June 18, 2018
  2. State lawmakers reach deal on bill to crack down on bogus child-care references - New York Daily News, (Carl Heastie), June 17, 2018
  3. Speaker Heastie: Sports gambling unlikely to pass in New York this year -, (Carl Heastie), June 17, 2018
  4. Why is the Assembly letting Cuomo's wasteful policies slide? - New York Post, (Carl Heastie), June 17, 2018
  5. Help People with Mental Illness: Make Kendra's Law Permanent - Gotham Gazette, (Carl Heastie), June 15, 2018
New York City Mayor

  1. NYC's war on academic excellence - Tribune-Review, (Bill de Blasio), June 18, 2018
  2. Mayor de Blasio announces agreement on new New York City budget - WABC-TV, (Bill de Blasio), June 17, 2018
  3. Mayor De Blasio's Son Writes Op Ed Saying Racism Is 'All Too Common' In Public Schools - CBS New York, (Bill de Blasio), June 16, 2018
  4. Bill de Blasio won't fault NYCHA in lead poisoning of 19 kids - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), June 16, 2018
Independent Democratic Conference

  1. Seddio Says Felder Has Right To Remain Democrat - Kings County Politics, (Simcha Felder), June 17, 2018
  2. NYSD 17 For Progress Opposses Felder's School Safety Bill - Kings County Politics, (Simcha Felder), June 15, 2018
11th Congressional District

  1. In the Republican Primary, the Advance endorses Dan Donovan (editorial) -, (Dan Donovan), June 17, 2018
  2. Giuliani calls for an end to the 'possibility of a ridiculous impeachment' of Trump - NBC2 News, (Dan Donovan), June 17, 2018
  3. In high-stakes fight, Donovan, GOP turn to old reliable Giuliani (commentary) -, (Dan Donovan; Michael Grimm), June 17, 2018
  4. Mr. Trump, make a difference that counts - NY Daily News - New York Daily News, (Dan Donovan; Michael Grimm), June 17, 2018
  5. Donovan targets Grimm over emails from DC firm - - NY1, (Dan Donovan; Michael Grimm), June 17, 2018
  6. Rudy Giuliani attends rally for Dan Donovan - NY1, (Michael Grimm; Dan Donovan), June 16, 2018
  7. What do Staten Islanders' think of Grimm's run for Congress -, (Michael Grimm; Dan Donovan), June 16, 2018
  8. WATCH: Giuliani Says Trump Investigators Should Be in a Psych Ward - Mediaite, (Dan Donovan), June 16, 2018
  9. Beers, Burgers and Red-Meat Politics in NY's 'Trump Country' - New York Times, (Dan Donovan; Michael Grimm), June 16, 2018
  10. Grimm Claims Opponent Used Pardon To Try To Lure Him Out Of House Race - TPM, (Dan Donovan; Michael Grimm), June 16, 2018
  11. Donovan Statement on the DOJ Inspector General’s Report, Congressman Dan Donovan - New York, 11th (R), June 15, 2018
  12. Nastiness continues in the latest Grimm and Donovan debate - City & State, (Michael Grimm; Dan Donovan), June 15, 2018
18th Congressional District

  1. GLYNN: Race for state attorney general is wide open - Niagara Gazette, (Sean P. Maloney), June 17, 2018
  2. Rep. Maloney announces plans to run for both Congress, AG - News 12 Westchester, (Sean P. Maloney), June 16, 2018
  3. Maloney Passes Third Bill Through House in Three Weeks, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney - New York, 18th (D), June 15, 2018
  4. Voters should keep eye on 2018 races for state attorneys general - The Hill, (Sean P. Maloney), June 15, 2018

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9th Senate (Skelos seat)

  1. Retrial of former state Senate boss Dean Skelos and son Adam will again examine strange father-son relationship - New York Daily News, (Dean Skelos), June 17, 2018
  2. Long Island Jewish Institutions Get Millions For Safety Upgrades -, (Todd Kaminsky), June 17, 2018

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Voting Issues

  1. US officials worry about old voting machines for elections - Yahoo News, (Voting Machines), June 16, 2018
  2. Washoe County Debuts New Voting Machines - KTVN, (Voting Machines), June 16, 2018
  3. New voting machines draw praise - Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, (Voting Machines), June 15, 2018
  4. Some voters report issues with accessible voting machines in Ontario - CTV News, (Voting Machines), June 15, 2018
  5. Supreme Court strikes down Minnesota's voter clothing law ... - Omaha World-Herald, (Voter Intimidation), June 15, 2018
  6. Justices strike down Minnesota's broad voter clothing restrictions -, (Voter Intimidation), June 15, 2018
  7. Court Strikes Limits on Voter Apparel Slogans - Voice of America, (Voter Intimidation), June 15, 2018

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Election Law Blog

  1. “Will the Justice Department Investigate the Trump Foundation?”, June 17, 2018
  2. Bloomberg BNA Suddenly Cancels Its Daily Money in Politics Report, June 15, 2018
  3. Breaking: FEC Refuses to Act on Complaint Donald Trump Used Campaign Resources for Personal Use, June 15, 2018
  4. “Why the I.R.S. Should Go After Trump”, June 15, 2018
  5. “The Curious Campaign Role of Donald Trump’s Foundation”, June 15, 2018
  6. CAC Files Brief on Behalf of Current and Former Members of Congress in Citizenship Question Census Case, June 15, 2018
  7. “Maine’s election shows that ranked-choice voting is hot right now. But we have been here before.”, June 15, 2018
  8. D.C. Circuit, in 2-1 Votes, Makes It Much Harder to Challenge Decisions by Republican FEC Commissioners Not to Enforce Federal Campaign Finance Laws, June 15, 2018
  9. “Texas woman sentenced five years in prison for voting while on probation”, June 15, 2018
  10. Ninth Circuit Revives Challenge to California Voting Rights Act, June 15, 2018
  11. Bob Bauer: “The Disastrous Legal Implications of the Trump Foundation’s Activities”, June 15, 2018
  12. “The Right’s Campaign to Expand Voter Purges”, June 15, 2018
  13. Rob Richie Talks Ranked Choice Voting in Maine with Ken Rudin of NPR, June 15, 2018
Daily Kos Elections

  1. Daily Kos Elections weekly open thread, June 15, 2018
  2. Voting Rights Roundup: Pennsylvania GOP plots payback against judges who threw out their gerrymander, June 15, 2018
  3. Mike Grimm accuses GOP primary rival Dan Donovan of dangling a Trump pardon to get him out of race, June 15, 2018
  4. Pennsylvania GOP moves to gerrymander court system that struck down their gerrymander of Congress, June 15, 2018
  5. Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 6/15, June 15, 2018
  6. Morning Digest: Daily Kos Elections inaugurates our 2018 Senate race ratings, June 15, 2018


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