The Daily Primer 6/2/17

The Daily Primer 6/2/17

Here’s your daily primer for Friday. Check out our scoop about Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s stance on the rogue Democrats in the State Senate. Our article on challenges faced by the local hip hop scene is still the subject of quite a discussion on our FB page. Check it out! Next weeks issue is going to be a hoot and well continue giving away tickets to major concerts so keep an eye on all our social media feeds. 

David Howard King @davidhowardking

Board of Elections counsel issues subpoena to Senate GOP–Politico NY

The Board of Election Enforcement Council has subpoenaed the Senate GOP’s fundraising committee but it isn’t clear why. 

Anger, protests & potential bellwether in Democratic Senate Primary already underwayGotham Gazette

Things are already heated in the race for the seat held Sen. Marisol Alcantara who was elected with the help of the IDC. 

10 Bold or Bizarre Proposals for a New York Constitutional Convention — Gotham Gazette

An constitutional convention is opposed by the most powerful incumebnts in the state and supported by a number of reform groups. Here are some of the things that could come up. 

Cuomo’s former JCOPE chair now bound for Port Authority–Poitico 

Cuomo likes to keep powerful posts filled with loyalists 

Jaya Sundrash @jayaist

Bleeker Street’s Swerve From Luxe Shops to Vacant StoresNew York Times

 A cautionary tale of late-stage gentrification in New York City, with applicable lessons for Troy and other rapidly gentrifying cities.

 ‘Pimping Out’ Drug Addicts for CashPhilly.com

 Very scary investigative reporting out of Philadelphia, detailing a city-wide practice of sending drug addicts (or anyone staying in recovery housing) to ineffective therapy programs, as a way to milk Medicaid.

 How Many More Women Will Suffer at the Hands Of New York’s Outdated Abortion Law?The Slot

 A longread that investigates the issue of New York’s effective ban on late-term abortion, and how that affects women on the ground in this state.

 The Paris Climate Deal — What You Need To KnowNew York Times

 Helpful summary of the Paris Deal, climate change, and Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Accords. Contains links to all of the Times’s reporting on the issue.

 Security BreachHarper’s Magazine

 An essay from Michael J. Glennon, former counsel to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and current law professor, describing Trump’s fight against the unelected, bureaucratic “security state”. He argues that Trump and his ilk will win; that the security apparatus will not defy a president.


 Luke Stoddard Nathan, @lukestdnathan

Salt Den is Albany area’s first Himalayan therapy ‘cave’Times Union

You can now rent time in a therapeutic salt cave in Latham.

The hardest part of the Troy deputy mayor’s job: ‘Sometimes being the bad guy’Albany Business Review

Troy deputy mayor Monica Kurzejeski detailed her path to city government in a recent, brief interview with the ABR.

Troy land bank offers 3 buildings for saleTimes Union

All three of the buildings are in the North Central neighborhood, where the land bank has focused most of its efforts to date. Presentations and tours start next week.

Walmart is asking employees to deliver packages on their way home from workThe Washington Post

“The idea, Walmart executives said Thursday, is to cut costs on the so-called last-mile of deliveries, when packages are driven to customers’ homes, often the most expensive part of the fulfillment process.”

Katie Cusack @katiecusackk

Five effects of the US pulloutBBC

Addressing the consequences of this massive federal blunder.

Thom Yorke blasts “offensive” Radiohead Israel ControversyPitchfork

Radiohead will perform wherever they damn well please.

Bucking Trump, these cities, states and companies commit to the Paris Accord The New York Times

The nation’s people stick a collective middle finger at the presidential decision: We’ll do it without you.

Socialist candidate to announce run for Albany mayorTimes Union

The candidates in Albany’s mayoral race continues to grow in number.

How the U.S. military used Guns N’ Roses to make a dictator give up  NPR

Manuel Noriega passed away this past Monday at the age of 83. Here’s a throwback to that one time the U.S. military rickrolled the Panamanian dictator out of hiding.

Events on my radar: Tonight at 8PM, get to The Low Beat for What Moon Things, Pecas, Kyle Miller and County Mike. Good music, good people. At the same time, Portugal. The Man is playing The Palace, check out their brand new single “So Young” they released today. 




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