Sunday, April 2, 2017

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates - 4/1/2017



Tenants' PAC
TENANTS RALLY AT RENT GUIDELINES BOARD
Town & Village: Tenants rally for rent rollback before first rent board meeting
New York Post: Rent board study shows landlords' Net Operating Income jumped 10.8 percent

CONSTRUCTION AS HARASSMENT BILLS IN NYC COUNCIL
REZONING

STATE: 

421-A
The Real Deal: Last-minute negotiations over revised 421-a program focus on expanding eligible outer borough areas

BUDGET
New York Times: Albany blows budget deadline, negotiations continue over weekend 
State of Politics: Buffalo Assemblyman predicts budget will be passed by Monday
State of Politics: Budget talks blow up over raise the age issue
The Village Voice: Cuomo's secret budget negotiations leave New Yorkers in the dark
Tom Precious: Tentative budget deal on college financial aid & upstate ride hailing (Buffalo News)
Daily News: Cuomo relents on prison visitation; Senate Democratic leader Stewart-Cousins says state budget is ignoring key progressive issues
Gotham Gazette: Three men in a room -- and millions outside

NYC 

IDC v. OTHER STATE SENATE DEMOCRATS
The Young Turks: Nomiki Konst interview with Ross Barkan about the rogue Democrats who partner with the state senate Republicans
Huffington Post: Feeling pressure from the left, turncoat state senate Democrats embrace single payer health care
Brooklyn Daily: Conservative Party to give "top conservative" award to Democratic state senator Simcha Felder; Felder blames IDC for lack of Democratic majority
Bklyner: Progressive constituents picket "fake Democrat" Simcha Felder
Albany Times Union: State senate GOP hires many Independence Party officials in return for cross-endorsements

TRUMP AND HIS EFFECTS
Newsday: "Pay your taxes" protest at hedge fund billionaire Robert Mercer's L.I. home
The Villager: Ravi Ragbir, leading advocate for immigrants, on the razor's edge at ICE check-ins
The River Reporter: "Reclaim New York" is not what it seems (think of Steve Bannon!)
Elizabeth Spiers, who worked for Jared Kushner, says he is the wrong businessman to reinvent government (Washington Post)

Westchester News 12: State senator George Latimer will run for Westchester county executive
White Plains Daily Voice: Latimer makes it official, launches campaign for Westchester county executive



WEST COAST PROGRESS ON RENT PROTECTION

Los Angeles Times: New bill in California state legislature would repeal 1995 law restricting ability of local governments to enact stronger rent control laws 
Tenant/Inquilino: Portland, Oregon enacts restrictions on evictions




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