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New York State Political News
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Vol. 18, No. 232
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New York Governor

  1. Republicans have a lot to sort out - Hudson Valley 360, (Edward Cox), December 5, 2018
  2. Cuomo Plans Ellis Island Inauguration Address - NY1, (Andrew Cuomo), December 5, 2018
  3. Cuomo to distribute $9M for opioid-addiction treatment - Crain's New York Business, (Andrew Cuomo), December 5, 2018
US Senate

  1. Chuck Schumer: Marriott should replace all passports if their numbers have been stolen - MarketWatch, (Chuck Schumer), December 5, 2018
  2. Donald Trump Jr. Mocks Kirsten Gillibrand 'Future is Female' Tweet ... - Newsweek, (Kirsten Gillibrand), December 5, 2018
  3. Gillibrand to discuss new children's book at UAlbany - Albany Times Union, (Kirsten Gillibrand), December 5, 2018
  4. Veterans Group, Lawmakers Push to Include Female Veterans in the VA's Motto - Fortune, (Kirsten Gillibrand), December 5, 2018
  5. Rubio mocks Gillibrand tweet saying the future is 'female' and 'intersectional' - The Hill, (Kirsten Gillibrand), December 5, 2018
  6. Watertown Daily Times | Kirsten Gillibrand says White House not ... -, (Kirsten Gillibrand), December 5, 2018
New York Attorney General

  1. James Announces Choices for Top Leadership for NY AG's Office -, (Letitia James), December 5, 2018
  2. OU's exec named to NY State Attorney General-elect's transition team - Cleveland Jewish News, (Letitia James), December 5, 2018
  3. Espinal Kicks Off Public Advocate Campaign At The House of Yes - Kings County Politics, (Letitia James), December 5, 2018
New York Comptroller

  1. Former City Council candidate Alberto Alvarez indicted for campaign fraud: AG - Metro US, (Tom DiNapoli), December 5, 2018
  2. SUNY urged to tighten control on toxic materials -, (Tom DiNapoli), December 5, 2018
  3. Comptroller's report cites Stony Brook for lax oversight of hazardous chemicals - Stony Brook Statesman, (Tom DiNapoli), December 5, 2018
  4. Audit targets use of opioids - Lockport Union-Sun & Journal, (Tom DiNapoli), December 5, 2018
New York City Mayor

  1. New York's Vanishing Mayor - New York Times, (Bill de Blasio), December 5, 2018
  2. Outgoing OEM chief Joe Esposito apologizes to Mayor Bill de Blasio's staff - WABC-TV, (Bill de Blasio), December 5, 2018
  3. Bill de Blasio donor admits to bribery at NYPD corruption trial - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), December 5, 2018
  4. De Blasio: Miscommunication, Hands-Off Approach Led to Confusion Over Emergency Chief's Ouster - NY1, (Bill de Blasio), December 5, 2018
Assembly Speaker

  1. Heastie: Outrageous To Say Dems Won't Address Upstate Needs - Spectrum News, (Carl Heastie), December 5, 2018
  2. No Back-Room Raise for Albany - New York Times, (Carl Heastie), December 5, 2018
  3. Lulu of a reform: Junior members of the Assembly must demand a pay raise in exchange for a ban on extra payments ... - New York Daily News, (Carl Heastie), December 5, 2018
Independent Democratic Conference

  1. Yeshivas Get Curriculum Reviews As Orthodox Power Wanes in New York - Forward, (Simcha Felder), December 5, 2018
  2. Cuomo campaign topped $34M -, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), December 5, 2018
1st Congressional District (Zeldin)

  1. $2.6 Million Secured For Long Island Sound Improvement - USA Patch, (Lee Zeldin), December 5, 2018
  2. Plenty of Love for Trump Goes Around at Gala Supporting Israeli Settlement -, (Lee Zeldin), December 5, 2018
11th Congressional District - (Rose)

  1. Behind the scenes of one of the midterms' biggest upsets — Democrat Max Rose's defeat of incumbent Republican ... - New Haven Register, (Dan Donovan), December 5, 2018
  2. Democrat Max Rose defeats US Rep. Dan Donovan, ousting New York City's only Republican congressman - Tampa Bay Times, (Dan Donovan), December 5, 2018
18th Congressional District (Maloney)

  1. Maloney Recuperating From Infection - Putnam County News and Recorder, (Sean P. Maloney), December 5, 2018
  2. House Democrats elect leaders for new Congress - WTVA, (Sean P. Maloney), December 5, 2018
  3. Bustos tapped to lead House Democrats' campaign arm - Politico, (Sean P. Maloney), December 5, 2018
21st Congressional District (Stefanik)

  1. Power Up: Elise Stefanik isn't asking permission to try and change the GOP - The Washington Post, (Elise Stefanik), December 5, 2018
  2. Elise Stefanik responds to NRCC hacking - Watertown Daily Times, (Elise Stefanik), December 5, 2018
  3. GOP's Elise Stefanik Spars With NRCC Chairman Over Her Influence in the Primaries - Townhall, (Elise Stefanik), December 5, 2018
22nd Congressional District (Brindisi)

  1. Brindisi reiterates pledge to not back Pelosi - Rome Sentinel, (Anthony Brindisi), December 5, 2018
24th Congressional District (Katko)

  1. Rep. John Katko among members of Congress who attended Bush funeral - Auburn Citizen, (John Katko), December 5, 2018
  2. Katko calls Trump administration’s forthcoming bump stocks ban a necessary action -, (John Katko), December 5, 2018
  3. Upstate GOP House members lay out priorities before end of 2018 - WRVO, (John Katko), December 5, 2018
NY Senate: District 9 - Kaminsky/Skelos Seat

  1. No Back-Room Raise for Albany - New York Times, (Dean Skelos), December 5, 2018
  2. Islanders' Belmont arena environmental impact results to be unveiled Thursday - Newsday, (Todd Kaminsky), December 5, 2018

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Incumbents NY State - Press Releases

  1. New York is Union Strong, New York State Governor: Press Releases, December 5, 2018
  2. Promoting Early Education, New York State Governor: Press Releases, December 5, 2018
  3. A.G. Underwood And Comptroller DiNapoli Announce Indictment Of Former NYC Council Candidate Albert Alvarez And Former Non-Profit Director Anna Mendez, Attorney General: New York, December 5, 2018
  4. A.G. Underwood Announces Prison Sentence For Wall Street Financier For Financial Fraud, Attorney General: New York, December 5, 2018
  5. A.G. Underwood Announces Felony Convictions Of Manhattan Man For Two Identity Theft Schemes, Attorney General: New York, December 5, 2018
  6. A.G. Underwood Moves To Intervene In Suit To Force Trump EPA To Protect New Yorkers From Out-Of-State Smog Pollution, Attorney General: New York, December 5, 2018
NY State Senate

  1. Advocates push for early voting in New York - WXXI News, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), December 5, 2018
  2. Heastie: Outrageous To Say Dems Won't Address Upstate Needs - Spectrum News, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), December 5, 2018
  3. What does MGM have planned for Empire City Casino as Yonkers purchase nears? - The Journal News |, (Shelley Mayer), December 5, 2018

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U. S. Senate (Murphy)

  1. Sen. Christopher S. Murphy Doubts Trump's Optimistic Claims on China Trade Talks - Roll Call, (Christopher Murphy), December 6, 2018
  2. Sen. Murphy: Trump Insists on Holding Saudi Arabia 'Immune' - Newsmax, (Christopher Murphy), December 6, 2018
  3. Why Congress Suddenly Cares About Yemen - POLITICO, (Christopher Murphy), December 6, 2018
  4. Forum: Chris Murphy wants a new foreign policy - New Haven Register, (Christopher Murphy), December 6, 2018
  5. Blumenthal hails nanny state; Murphy ignores big wars; New Haven misses the real racism - Journal Inquirer, (Christopher Murphy), December 6, 2018
  6. DHS: Coast Guard Academy retaliated against woman instructor - Seymour Tribune, (Christopher Murphy), December 6, 2018
  7. Sen. Chris Murphy’s Lonely Quest to End the War in Yemen - Rolling Stone, (Christopher Murphy), December 6, 2018
  8. Vigil marks six years since Newtown tragedy - CTPost, (Christopher Murphy), December 6, 2018
  9. Congress takes critical step toward reasserting its war-powers control [Opinion] - Houston Chronicle, (Christopher Murphy), December 6, 2018
  10. Senators urge U.S. News to overhaul college ranking formula - Danbury News Times, (Christopher Murphy), December 6, 2018
  11. Marco Rubio Stands Against Russian Aggression Against Ukraine - Florida Daily, (Christopher Murphy), December 6, 2018
  12. Heres How Darien Residents Voted In 2018 Midterm Elections - Darien, IL Patch, (Christopher Murphy), December 6, 2018
  13. Heres How Madison Residents Voted In 2018 Midterm Elections - Madison, CT Patch, (Christopher Murphy), December 6, 2018
  14. Democratic Senators Find New Flaws with Facebook - Broadcasting & Cable, (Richard Blumenthal), December 5, 2018
  15. XPO Logistics under fire from Congress for alleged labor violations - Westfair Online, (Richard Blumenthal), December 5, 2018
  16. Senators Press Justice Department on Whitaker, Benczkowski Conflicts of Interest - Sierra Sun Times, (Richard Blumenthal), December 5, 2018
  17. Vigil marks six years since Newtown tragedy - CT Post, (Christopher Murphy; Richard Blumenthal), December 5, 2018

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Voting Issues

  1. North Carolina Republicans Targeted Voter Fraud. Did They Look at the Wrong Kind? - New York Times, (Vote Fraud), December 5, 2018
  2. First, revise the election laws - City & State, (Voting Machines), December 5, 2018
  3. Lawmaker questions governor's drive for new voting machines - WPXI Pittsburgh, (Voting Machines), December 5, 2018
  4. Early Voting and Expanded Absentee Voting are Key to Fair Elections -, (Voting Machines), December 5, 2018



Democracy for America

  1. 'I Am Open to All Options': Georgia's Stacey Abrams Eyes Political Future - Governing, (Democracy for America), December 5, 2018



Election Law Blog

  1. “North Carolina Republicans Targeted Voter Fraud. Did They Look at the Wrong Kind?”, December 6, 2018
  2. “Trump Gets It All Wrong; Beware of busloads of voters with phony mustaches.”, December 6, 2018
  3. #NC09: Harry Enten: “Why the case for election fraud in North Carolina is strong;” Charlotte Observer Editorial Board Calls for New Election, December 6, 2018
  4. “A Comparison of Gerrymandering Metrics”, December 5, 2018
  5. Florida Election Official Gets Ovation from Other Election Officials After Describing How He Broke Florida Law in Accepting Email and Faxed Ballots After Hurricane, December 5, 2018
  6. “New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner wins re-election after fierce challenge”, December 5, 2018
  7. “18 Things We Learned About Money in Politics in 2018”, December 5, 2018
  8. Florida Secretary of State, a Gubernatorial Appointee, Resisting Restoration of Felon Voting Rights Approved Overwhelmingly by Florida Voters, December 5, 2018
  9. “The Lame-Duck Power Grab: Republicans lost in Michigan, Wisconsin, and North Carolina. Their response has been to take power away from incoming Democrats.”, December 5, 2018
  10. Blockbuster Must-Read from BuzzFeed: “Inside The North Carolina Republican Vote Machine: Cash, Pills — And Ballots”, December 5, 2018
  11. Election Data Services: “Due to many close contests and uncalled races, poster printing is delayed”, December 5, 2018
  12. 100,000 Missing Votes in Georgia Lt. Governor’s Race Prompt Serious Questions About Integrity of DRE Voting Machines, and a Lawsuit, December 5, 2018


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