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Each week, Jack provides insight for the week ahead with a look back into what happened in New York government the week before. Each Memo is posted here, but get it first when you subscribe.


Monday Morning Memo – Nov 30

Good Morning from Endor... President-elect Joe Biden’s first round of cabinet appointments—his foreign policy team—were announced last week. Some commentators called them “Goldilocks picks” as they were neither too progressive nor too conservative. While progressives...

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Monday Morning Memo – Nov 23

Good Morning from Rockefeller Center... President-elect Joe Biden said he is expecting to announce his first cabinet picks tomorrow. He is already assembling the team to get those picks confirmed in the Senate. The team includes Senate veterans like Reema Dodin, who...

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Monday Morning Memo – Nov 16

Good Morning from New York... While a number of state races remain to be decided—and we will get to that shortly—a few things are certain: Joe Biden has won the Presidency while Republicans maintained control of the United States Senate (Republicans have 50 seats to...

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Monday Morning Memo – Nov 9

Good Morning from New York... While the counting continues, Joe Biden has won the 2020 election and all of official Washington has turned to transition watching. Today, we expect the Biden Transition to announce a Coronavirus Advisory Team. The speculation—and...

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Elections Overview – Nov 4

Good afternoon from the Board of Elections... In a year like no other, we had an Election Day unlike any other. Between record turnout, almost 100 million voters casting early votes, and more than 65 million absentee ballots cast, much remains to be counted—and...

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Monday Morning Memo – Nov. 2

Good Morning from New York, Tomorrow is Election Day. In addition to what is at stake across the nation—the Presidency, control of the United States Senate and House—voters will decide if Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and her Democratic colleagues will...

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