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prior years to be aggregated --

2011
June 13, 2011 e-mail to Precious --
"NY's Commission on Judicial Confirmation:
NOT OPERATIONAL OR ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC on day 73 of its maximum 150-day statutorily-limited existence"
 
                   
CJA's June 18, 2011 e-mail to Precious & Legislative Correspondents Association reporters --
"'New York judges ask for 41-percent raise, retroactive pay' --
UPDATE: NY's Judicial Compensation Commission"

CJA's June 24, 2011 e-mail to Precious & Legislative Correspondents Association reporters --
"NY Judicial Compensation Commission: (1) Subject to Open Meetings Law & Executive Order #3, Requiring Public Access, Etc.; (2) Disqualifying Conflict of Interest of Chairman Thompson, Requiring His Resignation"

CJA's June 28, 2011 e-mail to Precious, Legislative Correspondents Association reporters, etc. --
"Is NY's Judicial Compensation Commission Violating the Open Meetings Law & its Video Broadcast Obligations under Executive Order #3"

CJA's June 30, 2011 e-mail to Precious, Legislative Correspondents Association reporters, etc. --
"AGAIN -- Is NY's Judicial Compensation Commission Violating the Open Meetings Law & its Video Broadcast Obligations under Executive Order #3"
 

CJA's July 13, 2011 e-mail to the Precious & Legislative Correspondents Association reports, etc --
"FOR PRESS FOLLOW-UP: Today's Gannett Article on Judicial Pay Raises"

   BUFFALO NEWS: EDITORIAL: 
"Judges are overdue for a raise: After 12 years without hike in salaries,
the state needs to be fair to judiciary
"


CJA's November 14, 2011 e-mail to Precious & Legislative Correspondents Association reporters, etc. --
"Invitation: Today's Gotham Gazette: 'Who Judges the Judges?'"

2012

CJA's April 1, 2012 e-mail to Precious & Legislative Correspondents Association reporters --
"NEWS FLASH:  THE PEOPLE FIGHT BACK! Lawsuit to Stop the Judicial Pay Raises that Go Into Effect Today, April 1st"

CJA's April 5, 2012 press release, sent to Precious --
"The People Fight back!  Grounbreaking Lawsuit..to Stop NY Judicial Pay Raises -- & Secure Judicial Accountability"

2013

CJA's January 4, 2013 e-mail to Precious & Legislative Correspondents Association reporters, etc. 
"The Most Important Votes of the Upcoming 236th Legislative Session" 

CJA's January 8, 2013 e-mail to Precious & Legislative Correspondents Association reporters, etc.
"ALERT:  Behind-the-scenes struggle over Senate rules reported by Daily News.  What are you reporting?"

CJA's January 9, 2013 e-mail to Precious & Legislative Correspondents Association reporters, etc.:
"INFORMED COMMENT ON SENATE & ASSEMBLY RULES & LEADERSHIP
"

CJA's March 15, 2013 press release -- "Is the Judiciary Budget a 'Slush Fund'?
NY's Sham Budget Process & the Hoax of its New Transparency" 


CJA's March 24, 2013 e-mail to Precious & Legislative Correspondents Association reporters, etc. --
"Your Coverage of Today's Senate Floor Proceedings on the Budget"
attached: CJA's March 24, 2013 letter to ALL Senators --
"RE: Why You Must Reject S.2601 -- The Appropriations Bill for the Judiciary"


CJA's March 31, 2013 e-mail to Precious & Legislative Correspondents Association reporters, etc. --
"THE UNFINISHED NEW YORK STATE BUDGET STORY ON THE GOVERNOR’S DESK"

CJA's June 28, 2013 e-mail to Precious & Legislative Correspondents Association reporters, etc. --
"Subject: RELIABLE NEWS SOURCE: 12-day lead on NYT story on selective & invidious investigation
& prosecution of Black & Hispanic legislators"

CJA's August 7, 2017 e-mail to Precious & Legislative Correspondents Association reporters, etc. --
 press-release -- "Going Inside the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption

CJA's August 28, 2013 e-mail to Press --
"Subject: What are the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption's procedures and rules for handling conflicts of interest?"

CJA's September 3, 2013 e-mail to Press --
"Subject: NEWS ALERT: Commission to Investigate Public Corruption Has Taken Down
the September 18th Public Hearing (in Buffalo) from its Website"

CJA's September 6, 2013 e-mail to Press --
"Subject: NEWS ALERT: MISSING PRESS RELEASES:  What's Going On
with the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption's Public Hearings?"

CJA's October 5, 2013 e-mail to press --
"Subject: When will the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption be Holding
its Next Public Hearings at Which the Public Will be Able to Testify
as to the Breadth of Public Corruption Within its Knowledge & Experience?"

CJA's October 5, 2013 e-mail to press -- "BTW..."

CJA's October 19, 2013 e-mail to press --
"Subject: Has the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption shut-down public hearings
because of conflicts of interest?" 

CJA's October 21, 2013 e-mail to press --
"Latest Press Reporting on the Commission to Investigate Public Corruption's Public Hearings --
Unsubstantiated by the Commission's Website!"

CJA's October 24, 2013 e-mail to press --
"Subject: ALERT THE VOTERS: 'Corruption on Steroids' --
http://artvoice.com/issues/v12n43/guest_essay_casino

CJA's October 26, 2013 e-mail to press --
"Subject: 'Members of the public are invited to attend only': Oct 28 'public hearing' of the Commissiokjkn to Investigate Public Corruption"

CJA's December 2, 2013 e-mail to Precious & Legislative Correspondents Association --
"Subject: Big Day for NYS Governance: Where are the Scholars to Provide Expert Opinions?"

CJA's December 8, 2013 e-mail to Precious & Legislative Correspondents Association reporters, etc --
"Subject: NEWS TIP on the 'Moreland' Commission's Dec 2 report, fn. 330, & the Gov's Dec 4 interview on Capitol Pressroom"


 

2016

CJA's March 28, 2016 e-mail to Buffalo News Albany Correspondent Tom Precious
& Legislative Correspondents Association reporters
--
"NEWS ALERT:  Lawsuit challenging NY's 3-men-in-a-room budget deal-making (1st ever?!)"   

CJA's March 28, 2016 e-mail to Clerk/Legislative Correspondents Association --
"Press Release: Lawsuit Challenging NY's 'Three-Men-in-a-Room' Budget Deal-Making (1st ever?!)

CJA's March 31, 2016 e-mail to Precious & Legislative Correspondents Association --
"Have you read what the NYS Constitution has to say about the NYS budget?"

CJA's October 22, 2016 e-mail to Buffalo News Columnist Doug Turner (cc: Precious)  --
"Follow-up: Your column 'State has a long history of political corruption' (Oct 21, 2016, Buffalo News)

CJA's October 22, 2016 e-mail to Turner --
"Responding to your e-mail -- FW: Google Alert - New York State Legislature corruption"

  BUFFALO NEWS EDITORIAL -- Oct. 26, 2016
"In a DA race with two strong candidates, Flynn's experience sets him apart"

            BUFFALO NEWS COLUMN by Robert McCarthy -- Oct. 27, 2016
"Political relief is in sight"

CJA's October 31, 2016 e-mail to Bufflao News Political Reporter Robert McCarthy --
"The 2016 Election for Erie Co. District Attorney:
Testing the 'public integrity' commitment & fitness of D.A. Candidates Flynn & Treanor"

       CJA's November 1, 2016 e-mail to McCarthy --
"Subject: FW..."

McCarthy's November 1, 2016 e-mail --
"Subject: RE..."

CJA's November 1, 2016 e-mail to McCarthy --
"you are most welcome!..."

CJA's November 1, 2016 e-mail to McCarthy --
"NOT YET REPORTED -- Resignation of Gov.'s appt'd Commissioner Johnson!

2017

CJA's March 29, 2017 e-mail to Precious & Legislative Correspondents Association reporters --
"BUDGET ALERT: court proceedings: 3 pm today - Albany Supreme Court: OSC with TRO to throw out Senate & Assembly 'amended' Budget Bills as Fraudulent & Unconstitutional"
 

CJA's April 2, 2017 e-mail to Precious & Legislative Correspondents Association reporters --
"BUDGET ALERT: Reconciling your budget reporting with the NYS Constitution --
Citizen-Taxpayer Action: CJA v. Cuomo, et al  #5122-16"

CJA's August 6, 2017 e-mail to Precious & Legislative Correspondents Association reporters --
"PUTTING AN END TO 'FAKE NEWS' -- & ANSWERING CASEY SEILER's QUESTION:
'Has anybody seen the website of the Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption?'
(Albany Times Union, 8/5/17 webposting)"

2018
see contextual webpage for 2018 elections to May 2018: BUFFALO NEWS 

CJA's February 25, 2018 e-mail to McCarthy --
"PSST: What your GOP sources have NOT told you about the races for governor,
attorney general, and comptroller, namely, GOP leadership is 'mired' in conflict-of-interest"

CJA's February 26, 2018 e-mail to McCarthy --
"Ken Lovett's Feb 26th Daily News article -- 'State GOP discontentment with Cox growing"

CJA's February 27, 2018 e-mail to McCarthy --
"As discussed -- 3 MUST-SEE VIDEOS that blow open this year's elections"

CJA's March 7, 2018 e-mail to McCarthy --
"AG Schneiderman is corrupt, which is why, since 2012,
he has been a named defendant in CJA's lawsuits --
& the subject of criminal and ethics complaints"

McCarthy's March 9, 2018 e-mail --
"AG Schneiderman is corrupt, which is why, since 2012,
he has been a named defendant in CJA's lawsuits --
& the subject of criminal and ethics complaints"

CJA's March 9, 2018 e-mail to McCarthy --
"Thank you..."

McCarthy's March 13, 2018 e-mail --
"PSST: What your GOP sources have NOT told you about the races for governor,
attorney general, and comptroller, namely, GOP leadership is 'mired' in conflict-of-interest"

CJA's March 13, 2018 e-mail to McCarthy --
"FOR THE RECORD:  RE: PSST..."

CJA's March 29, 2018 e-mail to Precious & other Legislative Correspondents Association reporters -
"CORRUPTION ALERT: Does Albany 'Outsider' Cynthia Nixon think the 'three/four men in a room' budget deal-making,happening now & behind closed doors, is constitutional?  How about The New York Times?"

CJA's April 28, 2018 e-mail to Buffalo News reporter Jey Rey --
(cc: Precious, McCarthy)
"Your April 27th articles: Was there 1 meeting with AG Schneiderman, or 2? 
And were you at both, etc?"

CJA's April 30, 2018 e-mail to Rey --
(cc: Precious, McCarthy)
"Resent -- Your April 27th articles..."

CJA's May 2, 2018 e-mail to Buffalo News Watchdog Team Editor Mike McAndrew --
"Three Men in a Room -- & the 2018 elections... --
A fitting assignment for the Buffalo News Watchdog Tem that you head!"

CJA's August 28, 2018 e-mail to Precious & NY press --
"Behind-the-scenes of tonight's Democratic AG debat
e --
Challenging the brazen lies & distortion of the AG's constitutional function -- WITH EVIDENCE"

CJA's October 28, 2018 e-mail to Precious & NY press --
"What role, the AG?' -- public corruption & the Oct. 30th AG debate"
cc: to the attorney general candidates"

CJA's November 1, 2018 e-mail to McCarthy & Precious & to news@buffnews.com 

CJA's December 6, 2018 e-mail to Precious & news@buffnews.com --
"Behind-the-Scenes: NYS Compensation Committee -- today's 2:30 pm meeting"

CJA's December 6, 2018 e-mail to McCarthy --
"Behind-the-Scenes: NYS Compensation Committee -- today's 2:30 pm meeting"


2019

CJA's April 14, 2019 e-mail to Precious --
"Getting to the Truth -- 'Upstate's political influence has declined.  But does it show in the budget?' --
4/14/19 Buffalo News"

CJA's April 15, 2019 e-mail to McAndrew, Precious, McCarthy, City Desk --
"NOW at the NY Court of Appeals: The unconstitutionality & unlawfulness of the state budget --
including 'three men in a room' budget deal-making & the commission-based pay raises"

CJA's August 21, 2019 e-mail to Precious, McCarthy, McAndrew, Newsroom Editor Mike Connelly; Deputy Managing Editor Margaret Kenny; Editorial Page Editor Kevin Walter; News Enterpise reporter Tim O'Shei; Watchdog Team reporter Susan Schulman; Watchdog Team reporter Matt Spina; Watchdog Team reporter Jay Tokasz; Lockport/Niagara Co. reporter Thomas Prohaska --
"Is New York's new Public Campaign Financing & Election Commission Constitutional?"

CJA's September 4, 2019 e-mail to Precious, McCarthy, McAndrew; Connely, Kenny, Walter, O'Shei;
Schulman; Spina; Tokacz; Prohaska
--
"ALERT:  NYS Public Campaign Financing & Election Commission is
INACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC"

CJA's December 18, 2019 e-mail to Precious, McCarthy, McAndrew; Prohaska; Connelly; Kenny; Walter;
O'Shei; Schulman; Spina; Tokcz
--
"ALERT: 4pm TODAY meeting of the Commission on Legislative,
Judicial & Executive Compensation"

2020

CJA's March 21, 2020 e-mail to Precious & other Legislative Correspondents Association reporters --
"Gov and Legislative Leaders get GOOD NEWS during this Coronavirus Emergency: Simplifying the policy-packed NYS budget is EASY, as 6 of the Gov's 7 'Article VII Bills' are UNCONSTITUTIONAL"

CJA's July 3, 2020 e-mail to Precious & other Legislative Correspondents Association reporters --
"Celebrating July 4th by making NY's state legislative & DA elections competitive
& capable of achieving their goal of accountability

 CJA's July 10, 2020 e-mail to virtually Publisher, Editors, & Reporters --
"ALERT & STORY PROPOSAL:
Erie County's 2020 elections for district attorney, for 13 state senate and assembly seats
& for its 27th congressional seat -- A Tale of Two Complaints"

 


 

 

 

 

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