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Westchester Political News
Thursday, August 16, 2018
Vol. 18, No. 153
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New York Governor

  1. Trump Accuses Andrew Cuomo of Having 'Meltdown' After NY Gov Says America 'Was Never That Great' - Mediaite, (Andrew Cuomo), August 16, 2018
  2. Andrew Cuomo signs sex trafficking legislation that closes loophole - New York Post, (Andrew Cuomo), August 16, 2018
  3. Letitia James's Ties to Cuomo Help, and Hinder, Her Bid for Attorney General - New York Times, (Andrew Cuomo), August 15, 2018
  4. Andrew Cuomo: America 'was never that great' - The Week Magazine, (Andrew Cuomo), August 15, 2018
  5. Governor Cuomo Admits To Having Illegal Animal Keepsake -, (Andrew Cuomo), August 15, 2018
  6. Cuomo claims he's never discussed his political plans with Trump - New York Post, (Andrew Cuomo), August 15, 2018
New York Senate

  1. Republican U.S. Senate candidate Farley wants to re-engineer ... - Glens Falls Post-Star, (Kirsten Gillibrand), August 16, 2018
  2. 'Chuck Schumer, I Agree!': Trump Trolls Dem Leader with Old Footage of Him Talking Immigration - Independent Journal Review, (Chuck Schumer), August 15, 2018
Westchester County Executive

  1. Donald Trump ally goes down in flames on CNN claiming he doesn't' understand how 'dog' is a racist word - Raw Story, (Rob Astorino (R)), August 15, 2018
  2. P Diddy to the Rescue For Memorial Field? - Yonkers Times, (George Latimer (D)), August 15, 2018
  3. Westchester Still Awaits Affordable Housing OK - Yonkers Times, (George Latimer (D); Rob Astorino (R)), August 15, 2018
  4. Ossining retaining wall collapse leaves nearby apartments undamaged - The Journal News |, (George Latimer (D)), August 15, 2018
  5. County creates Minority and Women Owned Businesses Task Force - Westfair Online, (George Latimer (D)), August 15, 2018
  6. Westchester DA announces formation of School Safety Commission - Mid-Hudson News, (George Latimer (D)), August 15, 2018
New York Attorney General

  1. Opponents pounce on James' reluctance to be 'sheriff' of Wall Street - Newsday, (Zephyr Teachout), August 15, 2018
  2. New York attorney general candidates avoid confrontation, blast President Trump during Manhattan debate - New York Daily News, (Zephyr Teachout), August 15, 2018
New York Comptroller DiNapoli

  1. GOP candidate questions DiNapoli's pension fund strategy - Albany Times Union, (Tom DiNapoli), August 15, 2018
  2. DiNapoli Says NYC's Finances Remain Strong -, (Tom DiNapoli), August 15, 2018
Incumbents NY State

  1. The August Financial Picture for Former IDC Senators and Their ... - Gotham Gazette, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), August 16, 2018
  2. Klein and Carlucci to Face Democratic Primaries - Yonkers Times, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), August 15, 2018
  3. A.G. Underwood Issues Consumer Tips For New Yorkers Impacted By Flood Damage To Avoid Scams When Hiring Contractors, Attorney General: New York, August 15, 2018
  4. A.G. Underwood Announces Lawsuit Against Three Employment Agency Operators For Scamming Vulnerable New Yorkers, Attorney General: New York, August 15, 2018
  5. A.G. Underwood Announces Win In Lawsuit Against Bronx & Westchester Car Dealerships For Illegally Overcharging Consumers For Bogus Theft Protection Product, Attorney General: New York, August 15, 2018
New York State Senate

  1. $5.1M, 5-Mile Route 22 Resurfacing Project Starts - Pelham Daily Voice, (Shelley Mayer), August 15, 2018
  2. Perez Makes Ballot for Senate Against Stewart-Cousins - Yonkers Times, (Andrea Stewart-Cousins (D) - Yonkers), August 15, 2018
Assembly Speaker

  1. No silver lining for remorseless kickback kingpin Sheldon Silver - Syracuse New Times, (Sheldon Silver), August 15, 2018
  2. Attorneys for Convicted Former Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Begin Appeals Process -, (Sheldon Silver), August 15, 2018
New York City Mayor

  1. NYC mayor Bill de Blasio won't commit to firing all the officers involved in Eric Garner's death - Mic, (Bill de Blasio), August 16, 2018
  2. De Blasio's election 'reforms' only benefit him - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), August 15, 2018
  3. De Blasio's proposed Manhattan jail could be 40 stories high - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), August 15, 2018
  4. De Blasio unfazed by long lines of drivers trying to get Uber licenses - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), August 15, 2018
  5. MTA's Potential Postponement Of New Rapid Bus Route Service Angers Mayor, Commuters - CBS New York, (Bill de Blasio), August 15, 2018
  6. Judge: De Blasio must face NYCHA lead poisoning lawsuit - New York Post, (Bill de Blasio), August 15, 2018
  7. City immigrants and welfare | De Blasio campaign funds | Private equity firms as banks - Crain's New York Business, (Bill de Blasio), August 15, 2018
  8. NYC Ferry Soundview Route Sets Sail: De Blasio Administration Launches Ferry Service Connecting the Bronx, the Upper East Side, Midtown, and Lower Manhattan, New York City Mayor: Press Releases, August 15, 2018
Independent Democratic Conference

  1. The August Financial Picture for Former IDC Senators and Their ... - Gotham Gazette, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), August 16, 2018
  2. Avella ready for primary challenge from Liu - TimesLedger, (Tony Avella), August 16, 2018
  3. Speaker Johnson Calls Out Senators Felder and Golden For Playing Games With Children's Lives - BKLYNER, (Simcha Felder), August 15, 2018
  4. Klein and Carlucci to Face Democratic Primaries - Yonkers Times, (Jeff Klein (D) - Bronx), August 15, 2018
  5. Avella, Holden Introduce Legislation to Expand G&T Program, Advocate Keeping Specialized High School Test - Forest Hills Post, (Tony Avella), August 15, 2018
11th Congressional District

  1. McSally, Bacon, Donovan join president to sign new defense law - Ripon Advance, (Dan Donovan), August 15, 2018
18th Congressional District

  1. AG candidates bash NYC bill capping ride-hailing licenses - The News Tribune, (Sean P. Maloney), August 15, 2018

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9th Senate (Skelos seat)

  1. NY American Water not sending out August bills as it addresses complaints - Newsday, (Todd Kaminsky), August 16, 2018
  2. Ethics measures stall in Albany despite corruption convictions - Newsday, (Dean Skelos), August 15, 2018

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Voting Issues

  1. DHS works to strengthen election security on heels of bipartisan legislation - Biometric Update, (Voting Machines), August 15, 2018
  2. Voting Machines Aren't the Only Vectors for Attack, California ... - Government Technology, (Voting Machines), August 15, 2018
  3. EDVA: Voter intimidation, defamation claims survive dismissal - Virginia Lawyers Weekly, (Voter Intimidation), August 15, 2018
  4. Republicans have a Kobach problem and, like Trump, it's not going away soon. - USA TODAY, (Vote Fraud), August 15, 2018

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Democracy for America

  1. Reaction as voters set general election matches: Walker v. Evers, Baldwin v. Vukmir, Steil v. Bryce - Wisconsin Gazette, (Democracy for America), August 15, 2018
  2. Progressives Rip Senate Dems for Failing to Obstruct Kavanaugh - Newsmax, (Democracy for America), August 15, 2018



Election Law Blog

  1. “Disparate Impact, Unified Law”, August 16, 2018
  2. Bob Egelko Reviews My Book on Justice Scalia’s Legacy, August 15, 2018
  3. Today’s Must-Read (From Andy Kroll): “Documents Reveal Successful Cyberattack in California Congressional Race”, August 15, 2018
  4. Dodging an Election Administration Bullet, “Colyer concedes, handing Kobach the Republican nomination for Kansas governor”, August 15, 2018
  5. “Ohio Secretary Of State Condemns False Claims About Voter Fraud”, August 15, 2018
  6. New RestoreYourVote.Org Project from Campaign Legal Center Aims to Help Ex-Felons Learn Their Voting Rights and Register Where Appropriate, August 15, 2018
  7. “North Carolina State Legislature Cannot Mislead Voters to Entrench the GOP In Power”, August 15, 2018
  8. “West Virginia’s efforts to impeach the state’s Supreme Court are just the latest in a worrisome trend”, August 15, 2018


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