Saturday, September 13, 2014

De Blasio housing agenda relies on a Democratic State Senate

NY Times,


De Blasio’s Goal to Aid His Agenda: Put New York Senate in Democrats’ Hands

Excerpts: 
"Speaking to more than 100 of his top campaign donors, Mr. de Blasio made clear that his top policy priorities — immigration reform, rent protections and a higher minimum wage in New York City — could depend on fellow Democrats’ regaining control of the Senate this fall, removing what has long been an impediment to cherished liberal causes."  [Link to the Real Deal article added.]

"Despite being the state’s most powerful Democrat, Mr. Cuomo has been lukewarm about the prospect of his party’s controlling the Senate. The centrist governor has found Republican leaders to be useful partners in pursuing tax cuts and cutting deals on legislation."

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