Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates 1/25/17

Tenants' PAC

421-A and MILLIONAIRES' TAX - something for tenants?
Pro Publica: Cuomo's revised 421-a bill would allow landlords to deregulate units while still receiving tax subsidies, major change from past law

New York Times: State Senator Jose Peralta of Queens joins turncoat Democrats
Ross Barkan: Jeff Klein & his turncoat Democrats continue to call the shots, dooming hope of a Democratic state senate (Village Voice)

City Budget affecting affordable housing 
Landlord vs. tenants

Daily News: In switch, MTA keeps basic subway/bus fare at $2.75
Newsday: MTA raises Long Island Rail Road & Metro-North fares by 4 percent
Gotham Gazette: De Blasio says he supports reduced fares for low-income riders, but that funding for it must come from the state

New York Times: "Sanctuary city" mayors vow to defy Trump's immigration order

Observer: Emergency rally against Trump's anti-Muslim ban rocks Washington Square Park

Daily News: St. Lawrence County legislator censured for racist tirade against Obama

Politico NY: Committee formed to promote constitutional convention vote in November

Capitol Confidential: Watch Governor Cuomo blow up a bridge

Politico NY: Many Assembly Democrats skip breakfast with Governor Cuomo
Zack Fink: Angry Assembly Dems confront governor at breakfast meeting (Time Warner Cable News)
State of Politics: Speaker Heastie slams Cuomo for attacking Assembly Member Skoufis

Observer: Brooklyn & Bronx borough presidents butt heads over whether Cuomo is responsible for GOP's continued control of state senate

New York Times: Profile of Bradley Silverbush, attorney specializing in evictions

New York Slant: Last year's interview with the late Wayne Barrett about Donald Trump
Observer: Rent is Too Damn High Jimmy McMillan backs Republican for Harlem City Council seat

Gothamist: Ways to take effective action following the magnificent women's march

Corey Johnson: Fighting back in the Trump era (Gotham Gazette)

Mike McKee
Tenants' PAC · United States

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