Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates 2/11/17



Tenants' PAC
MILLIONAIRE TAX
Capitol Connection: Cuomo asks if tax on millionaires is so bad, why 
haven't they left New York State?

IDC TURNCOATS
Kings County Politics: Jesse Hamilton says attacks on him for
 defecting to IDC are racist and sexist
Observer: Jesse Hamilton closes district office rather than 
face protesters
Ross Barkan: Meet the most vulnerable fence-sitting Democrat
 in Albany (Village Voice)
Gothamist: Rogue Democrats in IDC face wrath of the Trump
 resistance
Brian Lehrer Show (WNYC): Times reporter Vivian Yee on the
 IDC backlash 
(14-minute audio) 
Politico: Queens County Democratic Party might run candidate
 against Peralta 
in next year's primary
Kings County Politics: Diane Savino says solution to Democratic
 disunity in 
 state senate is to make Jeff Klein the leader
Thanks, IDC! (new web site)
DNA Info: Petiton calls on Peralta to leave the IDC
 or resign

KUSHNER vs. TENANTS
The Real Deal: Kushner Williamsburg building plagued 
by rodent 
infestation
New York Patch: Video of rat crawling across baby's crib
 in Kushner Williamsburg building

DEVELOPMENT
City Limits: City picks developer for East Harlem site, 
to widespread community disappointment

Below:
Elections

Ethics
DHCR Leader to change
Miscellaneous


ELECTIONS
Gotham Gazette: Attorney General unveils sweeping voting reform package
Amsterdam News endorses Cordell Cleare for Harlem City Council seat
Observer: Jumaane Williams declares candidacy for city council speaker


ETHICS
Observer: Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj blows $72K in campaign funds at brother's 
restaurant
Daily News: De Blasio says law firm representing him in corruption probe has agreed 
to defer payment until he can raise the funds


DHCR leader to change
The Real Deal: State housing commissioner Jamie Rubin to be Cuomo's director 
of state operations; RuthAnne Visnauskas expected to lead HCR

Capitol Connection: Senate GOP leader Flanagan reiterates opposition to DREAM Act

State of Politics: WFP challenges IDC to pass Liberty Act to make New York a 
sanctuary state
http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2017/02/wfp-emails-linking-idc-to-liberty-act/


Tenant/Inquilino: Remembering Yolanda Coca 1956-2016
http://metcouncilonhousing.org/tenant_newspaper/2017/january/remembering_
yolanda_coca_1956_2016

Politico NY: Non-profits say de Blasio budget will force staff layoffs, service cuts


Mike McKee
http://www.tenantspac.org/
Tenants' PAC · United States

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