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May 8, 2018
"Alec Baldwin praises Eric Schneiderman's work as AG while calling his downfall 'beyond belief'"
Daiy News (Brian Niemietz)

May 10, 2018
"Let the people not the politicans choose the next New York attorney general:
Schneiderman's replacement should be elected
Daily News (Nicole Malliotakis)

May 16, 2018
"Meet the Women Taking Over for Eric Schneiderman"
Cosmopolitan  (Kaitlin Menza)

May 16, 2018
"Schneiderman's exit creates a new dynamic in state politics"
Buffalo News (Robert McCarthy)

May 16, 2018
Preet Bharaa is being drafted for war on Trump"
Politico (Edward-Isaac Dovere; Jimmy Vielkind)


Bradley Tusk -- New York Observer

February 12, 2018
"Cuomo's poll drop means nothing"
NY Observer (Bradley Tusk)

CJA's Febuary 13-14, 2018 e-mail to Tusk --
"LEAD: Republican & Conservative 'political leaders' are NOT 'suck in the boring dynamic' that will result in Cuomo's re-election.  Rather they are knowingly and deliberately 'protecting' Cuomo to save their own corrupt legislative incumbents"

March 16, 2018
"Cynthia Nixon Hints at a Run, and Cuomo Flexes His Muscle"
(Shane Goldmacher)

cc to Tusk:  
CJA's March 17, 2018 e-mail to New York Times
Chief Metro Political Correspondent Shane Goldmacher
"Your yesterday's article, Bradley Tusk -- & your availability for a conversation"

April 18, 2018
"What WFP Endorsing Cynthia Nixon Means for New York's Race for Governor"



CJA's February 19, 2018 e-mail to Anchor/Reporter Dan Schrack --
"NEWS LEAD -- 'they'll have to figure out how to eliminate a $4.4 billion budget deficit'. 
Let them start by removing the fraud"

"Lawmakers break, With NY Budget To Come",
February 19, 2018  WENY-News  (Dan Schrack)

CJA's February 21, 2018 e-mail to Anchor/Reporter Dan Schrack --




CJA's September 26, 2017 e-mail --
"Implementing the Lockport Union Sun & Journal's 6/2617 editorial 'Albany's failures
are on every elected representative -- & making the electoral races competitive, in Niagara County & throughout the state!"  



CJA's January 7, 2018 e-mail --
"tried to send a tip via your website -- but it disappeared..."

Public Accountability Initiative -- LittleSis.org

CJA's January 18, 2018 e-mail --
"Governor Cuomo, the Commission on Judicial Compensation
& Bill Mulrow's chairmanship of Cuomo's 2018 re-election campaign, etc..."

January 17, 2018
"Real estate throws tons of cash at the Cuomo campaign, again"
The Real Deal (Will Parker)



Miscellaneous -- Being Assembled

Marist Circle

Marist College Institute for Public Opinion -- Poll

"New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Delivers Speech at Marist"
February 22, 2018, Marist Circle (Jack McElduff)


Gotham Gazette

March 16, 2018
"Molinaro Emerges on Top After Manhattan GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Forum"

Samar Khurshid

March 8, 2018
"Fierce Cuomo critics, De Blasio, allied advisors have been 'ready of Cynthia'"
Samar Khurshid

March 14, 2018
Max & Murphy Podcast --
"A Journalist Runs for State Senate"



January 29, 2018
"The Case against Cuomo"
Catalyst Magazine (Susan Kang)

January 2, 2018
"Five Political Things to Watch for in 2018"
State of Politics (Nick Reisman)


February 1, 2018
"Live from Albany: A quick way to keep up with state government news"
Gannett (Karen Magnuson)


March 6, 2018
"The Women in 'The Room'"
Gotham Gazette  (Rachel Silberstein)

March 13, 2018
"After Percoco verdict, observers question what it means for Cuomo"
Politico (Laura Nahmias, Jimmy Vielkind)

March 14, 2018

"Corruption conviction hits closer to Cuomo", City & State (Rebecca Lewis)
--Zack Fink podcast with McKinley, Orden

"Andrew Cuomo's disgraceful denials on the Percoco conviction", Post (editorial)

"Cuomo says his name didn't come up in corruption trial, but that's not true"
Syracuse.com  Julie McMahon

Daily News:
"Cuomo uses note calling Joseph Percoco convction 'sad' 'shock'"
Noah Goldberg, Glenn Blain

"Percoco's Improper Use of State Office Was For 'Transition Matters', Cuomo Says"
NYT (Vivian Wang)

"DeBlasio May Be Called To Testify In Long Island Corruption Trial"
Brian Rosenthal

"Marc Molinaro: 'Outpouring' of support led to change of heart on governor run"
Gannett (Jon Campbell)

"With 2 weeks to go, budget battle lines take shape"
Politico (Jimmy Vielkind)

"In Senate special election, Democrats seize on 2016 DeVos donation"
Politico (Bill Mahoney)

March 16, 2018

"Molinaro Emerges on Top"

March 17, 2018

"New York State's Budget Talks: What to Expect"
Wall Street Journal (Mike Vilensky)


March 19, 2018

"Republican seeking governor race nomination demands scalp in Percoco case"
Daily News (Ken Lovett)

"Cuomo's budget would scrap audits protecting doctors from being overworked"
New York Post (Carl Campanile)

"Cynthia Nixon vs Andrew Cuomo: New poll shows clear front-runner"
Gannett (Joseph Spector)

"CUOMO's poll numbers hold steady, NIXON notwithstanding..."
Politico (Laura Nahmias, Jimmy Vielkind)

"Hoylman wants more transparency on Senate harassment settlements:
Hoylman spoke about transparency on the Senate floor last week"
Politco  (Marie French)

March 21, 2018
"Major NY Budget Issues Still Unresolved"
WAMC  (Karen DeWitt)

March 22, 2018

"Cuomo vows to hold up state budget over public housing,
touching off another day of fighting
Politico  (Sally Goldberg)

"Labor Leaders in WFP praise Cuomo"
Politico  (Jimmy Vielkind)

"Governor Cuomo: No state budget unless NYCHA improvements approved"
WABC  (Marcus Solis)

"Cuomo won't sign state budget without fix for NYCHA"
PIX11 Aliza Chasen

"Governor won't sign state budget without 'real remedy' for NYCHA repairs"
AM-NY  (Matthew Chayes-Newsday)


March 23, 2018

"Probing the prosecutor: Gov. Cuomo's call for an investigation
 of Manhattan D.A. Cy Vance reeks of politics
Daily News (editorial)

"Senate Leader: Cuomo tax plan is not happening"
Buffalo News (Tom Precious)

The secret budget talks held again Friday are certainly not new to Albany. For the past few years, they’ve been called four-men-in-a-room for the gatherings that include Cuomo, Flanagan, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Independent Democratic Conference leader Jeff Klein.

This year a new name is emerging: four-men-in-a-mansion. It depicts the meetings that have been underway each day, called by Cuomo, at the state-owned Executive Mansion, located several blocks away from the Capitol. Traditionally, the talks are held in the governor’s Capitol office -- where reporters can linger outside to grab legislative leaders as they emerge. This year, they are being held off-campus at the governor’s mansion -- behind tall security fences and a State Police checkpoint.

The budget is due March 31...

There also are a host of non-fiscal issues that have been in the mix – stretching from new state efforts to address sexual harassment cases, legal avenues for child abuse victims, to ethics and campaign finance. Giving the ticking clock, Flanagan suggested a number of the non-fiscal items will be taken off the table and dealt with later during the session that goes on into June."


March 23, 2018
"Women harassed at Capital jobs want input on #metoo legislation"
New York Post (Kirstan Conley)

"Cuomo Campaign Removes Misleading Boast of Old Endorsements"
Gotham Gazette (Samar Khurshid)

March 23, 2018
"Cynthia Nixon says Gov. Cuomo is a 'bully'
who 'must be confronted' in Glamour interview
(Ken Lovett)

Spectrum NY1
"Review of where Cynthia Nixon voted in NY raises questions"
(Courtney Gross)

March 23, 2018
"Nixon mocks Cuomo over dormant website"
Lia Eustachawich

March 24, 2018
"Has Cynthia Nixon 'de-Mirandified' herself enough to be a viable candidate?"
Guardian (Ed Pilkington)

March 24, 2018
"Upstate voters: Cynthia who?"
New York Post (Anna Sanders)


March 24, 2018
"Save the Subways: Bronx edition"
Daily News (editorial)

"NYC's top prosecutors push for gun control measure
that would let prosecutors disarm dangerous people
Daily News (Glenn Blain)

March 24, 2018
"Be Sure a Candidates' Experience Shines Bright"
Daily Messenger

March 25, 2018
"Gubernatorial challenger Cynthia Nixon backs Child Victims Act"
Daily News (Ken Lovett)

"What to watch for in the final week of state budget talks"
City & State  (Grace Segers)

"Budget deal eluding Cuomo, legislature as deadline nears"
Newsday (Michael Gormley, Yancey Roy"

"A case for aid to Stony Brook"
Newsday (editorial)

"Budget takes shape, with sexual harassement and tax code changes"
Politico  (Jimmy Vielkind)


March 26, 2018
"Key New York City Issues in Final State Budget Negotiations"
Gotham Gazette  (Ben Brachfeld, Sam Raskin, Ben Max)

March 26, 2018
"Corporate attorney may be the only GOP candidate
running against AG Schneiderman
Daily News (Ken Lovett)

"In Cuomo-Nixon showdown, Black Votes Are an Early Flashpoint"
New York Times (Jeffrey Mayes, Shane Goldmacher)

March 26, 2018
"Cynthia Nixon takes campaign for New York governor to Albany"
News 2 -- AP

"Cynthia Nixon: what she said about "Andrew the bully' on trip to Albany"
Gannett (Joseph Spector)"

"In Albany, Cynthia criticizes 'Andrew the bully'"
Newsday (Yancey Roy)

"Blair Horner: The New York State Budget Looms"
WAMC.org  (Blair Horner)

"Cynthia Nixon brings her anti-corruption message to Albany"
Buffalo News (Tom Precious)

"Nixon, in Albany, to critique Cuomo, pulls no punches"
WXXI.org (Karen DeWitt)

"Can Cynthia Nixon represent Upstate NY:
She did stay at Skaneateles B & B
Syracuse.com  (Geoff Herbert)

"Policy items dropping from state budget -- for now"
City & State (Jon Lentz)

"Policy drops from budget"
State of Politics (Nick Reisman)

March 27, 2018
"Andrea Stewart-Cousins not ready to endorse Cuomo"
NY Post (Carl Campanile)

March 27, 2018
WNYC -- Brian Lehrer -- "Four Men In A Room"


"'Tentative' budget deal includes housing money, change in tax code"
Politico (Jimmy Vielkind)

"Cuomo, Lawmakers Consider Legislative Pay Commission Provision
As Part Of Budget
State of Politics (Nick Reisman)

"Hynes final disgrace laid out in black and white"
Daily News  (editorial)

"JCOPE's chairman defends commission silence on probes"
Albany Times Union (Chris Bragg)

"NIXON nudges CUOMO on the state budget..."

March 28, 2018
"New York's budget agreement close but not final"
WSKG News (Karen DeWitt)

March 28, 2018
"Nixon slams Cuomo in first Capital appearance since declaring her candidacy"
Legislative Gazette (Chris Sumano)

March 28, 2018
"In New York, Trump Backlash Takes Aim at Renegade Democrats"
New York Times (Lisa Foderaro)

"NY's 'Budget Coyote' found near state capital, released into wild"

March 28, 2018
"Cuomo Says Pay Commission Under Consideration,
Which He Ties To An On-Time Budget
State of Politics  (Nick Reisman)

"Group at Odds with Proposed Taxes and Fees in State Budget"
Reclaim NY

"Lawmakers pay raise, casino bailout emerge in budget talks"
AP  (David Klepper, Chris Carola)

"Cuomo helps free journalist detained at New York capitol"
Politico  (Jimmy Vielkind)

"We Interrupt These Budget Talks for a Reporter's Arrest and a Coyote"
New York Times  (Jesse McKinley)

"Cuomo Faces Pressure to Let Female Lawmaker into Harassment Talks"
Wall Street Journal (Mike Vilensky)

"Another day comes and goes without state budget passage"
Buffalo News (Tom Precious)

March 28, 2018
"A pack of hypocrites on calling out corruption"
New York Post (Editorial)

"New York State Budget Stalls Just Before the Deadline"
WSKG.org (Karen DeWitt)

March 29, 2018
"No way to govern the Empire State"
Newsday (Editorial)


"State budget deadline nears"
Observer-Dispatch (Greg Mason)

Joseph Griffo -- 47th Senate District

Anthony Brindisi  -- 119th Assembly District

Marc Butler -- 118th Assembly District

March 15, 2018 conference subcommittee on environment, housing, agriculture

March 22, 2018 conference subcommittee of environment, housing, agriculture

March 15, 2018 conference subcommittee on economic development

March 22, 2018 conference subcommittee on economic development

March 15, 2018 conference subcommittee on higher education

March 22, 2018 conference subcommittee on higher education

Senate budget resolutiona

table targets


March 30, 2018
"New York Assembly Speaker blames senator for budget holdup"
Daily News (AP)

"Voting begins on state budget as holidays loom"
WBFO.org (Karen DeWitt)

"Why the state budget is being stalled over yeshiva schools"
City & State (Grace Seegers)

  Pat Fahy

"New York State Budget: 5 Issues Holding Up a Deal"
Spectrum News (Nick Reisman)

"This is the Brooklyn Democrat with the power to  hold up the state budget"
Daily News (Jillian Jorgensen)

March 30, 2018
"Legislature moving toward passage of a new state budget"
(Chris Carola, David Klepper)

April 1, 2018
"The ethics reforms that New York government needs"

"Lawmaker react to 2019 state budget"
The Tribune (Jason Jordan)

"Cynthia Nixon to voters: 'I'm so much more than an actor'"
Associated Press/Times Union  (David Klepper)

April 2, 2018
"How New York closed the projected $4.4 billion budget deficit"
City & State (Grace Segers)

April 2, 2018
"Corporate mandated 'fake news' messaging backlash hits Capital Region, CBS-6"
Albany Times Union (Brian Nearing)

"The least they could do"
Albany Times Union (Editorial)

April 3, 2018
"Several items left off New York State budget"
WHEC Channel 10

"Left out of adopted New York state budget: early voting, Child Victims Act"
AP (David Klepper)

"Judge Astacio receives pay raise of more than $11,000"

"Republican Molinaro kicks off campaign for New York Governor"
AP (Chris Carola)

"Voting begins on state budget as holidays loom"
WBFO.org (Karen DeWitt)


"What New York Did -- and Didn't --
Accomplish with its $168 billion budget
WNYC (Karen DeWitt)

"In Our Opinion"
Daily Star.com

It’s budget time in Albany again, which means that in addition to getting a state spending blueprint, New York residents get to sift through a grab bag of sundry measures unrelated to the budget that always get tucked into the bill anyway.

Some of the measures are welcome — even though such ends don’t justify New York’s notorious “three men in a room” means of governing, or the last-minute brinksmanship that gave state lawmakers little time to review the budget before voting on it. Other measures were simply bad ideas, and or were poorly executed....

As usual, the budget was passed in a hasty, last-minute fashion in the wee hours of Friday night before a holiday weekend. Some of the measures were inserted just as lawmakers were preparing to vote. In lamenting the “startling lack of openness” regarding the process, Assemblyman Kevin Byrne, R-Mahopac, justifiably complained: “This is not the way state government should be run.” 

"Goodell highlights positives in the state budget"

"New York senators lock horns over Dick's open funding"

"Bloated and risky: New York's budget is the worst of both worlds"
New York Post (editorial)

"Historic Tax Credit Extended in State Budget"
Spectrum News (Ryan Whalen)

"Dutchess County Exec Marc Molinaro, vowing reforms, seeks GOP nod to unseat Gov. Andrew Cuomo "
Daily Freeman (Patricia Doxsey, with AP)

"The Budget Wraps Up"
WAMC  (Blair Horner)

April 6, 2018
North Country Now

April 7, 2018
"No Albany pay raises without ethics reforms"

April 7, 2018
"From 'The sky is falling'! to 'No worries': How a state deficit goesaway"
Buffalo News (Tom Precious)

*  *  *

"Major NY Budget Issues Still Unresolved"
WAMC  (Karen DeWitt)

March 22, 2018
"Brooklyn Lawmakers on the Move:
Kavanagh, Simon Urge State to Include Gun Violence Prevention Law into Final Budget

April 5, 2018
"Real Estate Board Replenishes I.E. Committee"
State of Politics (Nick Reisman)

April 10, 2018
"Lessons from Albany's history of chaos and corruption"

April 4, 2018
"The special election that could determine the outcome of the state senate"
City & State (Grace Segers)

"Who's on the ballot in state special elections?"
City & State (Grace Segers)

*   *   *

January 5, 2018
"Columbia, Greene counties underrepresented in Albany;
local committees gear up for possible special elections
Hudson Valley 360, (Richard Moody)

January 5, 2018
"Amedore, Marchione to address state spending,
taxes and the heroin epidemic this year"

Hudson Valley 360 (Richard Moody) 

January 6, 2018:
"Excellence initiative encourages judicial accountability",
Daily Messenger, guest editorial-Craig Doran

December 20, 2017
"Jim Ritts readies to assume helm of Ontario County DA's office"
Daily  Messenger (Denise Champagne)



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January 16, 2018
"Siena Poll: Cuomo Favorability Rating Rises"

Grant Reeher -- host, The Campbell Conversations


Ivory Tower

Ivory Tower -- April 6, 2018





April 2, 2018
"Sinclair Made Dozens of Local News Anchors Recite the Same Script"
New York Times (Jacey Fortin, Jonah Engel Bronwich)

"Sinclair responds to criticism of media bashing promos"
CNN (Brian Stelter)

Sinclair Responds to Unfounded Media Criticism






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