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For NYCF, It’s A New World

The Democratic Party won a decisive majority in the New York State Senate last week. The Democrats’ Senate victory means that New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms’ efforts to influence legislation for the Lord Jesus Christ are entering a new stage. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has promised to pass abortion expansion legislation within the first 30 days…

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2018 Elections In Review: The New York State Legislature

For the past dozen years, the Republican Party has faced daunting odds as it struggled to maintain its last bastion of power in New York: The New York State Senate. Senate Democrats believed that this year was the year that they would gain a clear Senate majority. They were right. On November 6, Senate Republicans…

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2018 Elections In Review: Governor Of New York

On November 6, 2018, Gov. Andrew Cuomo was re-elected to a third term as Governor of New York. Gov. Cuomo cruised tore-election, with unofficial figures showing that he received 58% of the vote. Republican challenger Marc Molinaro won 36% of the vote, while third-party candidates Howie Hawkins (Green), Larry Sharpe (Libertarian), and Stephanie Miner (Serve America…

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2018 Elections In Review: The U.S. House Of Representatives

In the State of New York and across the nation, November 6, 2018 was a good day for Democratic candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives. Last week, elections were held for all 435 seats in the House. As of this writing, Politico reports thatDemocrats won 226 seats to the Republicans’ 198. Eleven races—including two…

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2018 Elections In Review: The U.S. Senate

Thirty-five U.S. Senate elections were held on November 6. Thirty-three of those elections were regular elections, and two others—in Minnesota and Mississippi, respectively—were special elections to fill vacancies. The stakes were high, as the Republican Party’s 51-49 Senate majority was on the line. One U.S. Senate election occurred here in New York. On November 6,…

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Impact The Midterms With An Informed Vote

Election Day is Tuesday, November 6. As Albany Update has previously reported, the stakes this Election Day are extraordinarily high. The results of congressional races here in New York could determine the balance of power in the U.S. House of Representatives, and there is a hard-fought political battle this year to shift control of the…

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State Court Cries Foul On Fantasy Sports Betting

As The Buffalo News’ Tom Precious reports, “A state judge Monday [October 29, 2018] ruled that daily fantasy sports contests are a form of gambling as defined by the constitution, and as such the Legislature did not have the authority to allow it as a legal gambling activity in 2016.” You’ve probably heard of companies…

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Before You Vote, Check NYFRF’s Voter Guide

Election Day will be here before you know it! On Tuesday, November 6, voters will go to the polls to choose the candidates that will represent them in various public offices. As previously mentioned on Albany Update, New Yorker’s Family Research Foundation’s 2018 Voter Guide is now available at NewYorkFamilies.org. This free, nonpartisan educational resource…

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SD-39 Race Profile: Basile v. Skoufis

On Election Day, voters in State Senate District 39 will see something that they have not seen since the 1980’s: A general election ballot that does not have Bill Larkin’s name on it. Sen. Larkin, a Republican, has represented his lower Hudson Valley district in the State Senate since 1991. This year, at the age…

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