Monday, September 4, 2017

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates 8/7/17

Tenants' PAC

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates:

The Real Deal: State Sen. Brad Hoylman wants DHCR to notify J-51 tenants that their landlord might be overcharging them
Jim Brennan blog: NYC residents and businesses pay virtually the entire cost of the MTA system; the State of New York pays very little

Jarrett Murphy: Most of the housing in de Blasio's 200,000-unit plan already exists (City Limits)

Ross Barkan: No IDC NY seeks to defeat rogue state senate Democrats in 2018 primaries (Village Voice)
Riverdale Press: IDC Action Group looks for candidate to challenge Jeff Klein next year

New York Post: Judge appoints receiver for two apartment buildings where the owner has continued short-term rentals through Airbnb despite court orders
Daily News: State senator Avella wants Airbnb to require photo ID from guests

Daily News: Airbnb spent more than $400K on lobbying during first six months of the year

State of Politics: A.G. Eric Schneiderman pushes ICE to end arrests at courthouses; undermines law enforcement & threatens public safety
DNA Info: Advocates demand NYPD stop warrant sweeps of homeless shelters

Manhattan Express: Helen Rosenthal's re-election meets under-the-surface opposition from Community Free Democrats
City Limits: "I am the Church. I am the State." Ruben Diaz Sr. faces younger voices in Bronx City Council primary
Daily News: How party hack lawyers knock grass roots candidates off the ballot
Gothamist: Community Land Trusts, a better housing model than de Blasio's reliance on for-profit developers to create affordable housing, gain traction

City & State: Last Week's Winners & Losers

UCOMM: Federal appeals court overturns NLRB, upholds right of employers to have union organizers arrested in violation of collective bargaining agreements

State of Politics: Shelly Silver's political club comes under scrutiny; has not filed required campaign finance reports for 18 years
New York Post: Federal appeals court grants Shelly Silver's bid to delay retrial until U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to review the case
State of Politics: Feds eye spring 2018 for Shelly Silver retrial
Big City: How the commercial rent tax drives small businesses out, leaving vacant storefronts (New York Times)
Gotham Gazette: There will be three big questions on November 7 ballot

City & State: Tracking the subway system under Gov. Andrew Cuomo (timeline)
New York Times: De Blasio will push for tax on rich to pay for subway fixes & subsidize half-price fares for low-income riders
Crain's: Cuomo hammered 2014 opponent Astorino for taking campaign $, giving contracts to Yonkers construction firm, but Cuomo has done the same, with far more money involved
Albany Times Union: Two years after JCOPE members complained of interference by Cuomo, telephone records show repeated calls from Cuomo's counsel
State of Politics: Bill Samuels will not run for governor but hopes a candidate of stature will challenge Andrew Cuomo
Wall Street Journal: Actress Cynthia Nixon joins list of possible primary foes to Andrew Cuomo
Alan Chartock: Cuomo is vulnerable in a Democratic primary (Kingston Daily Freeman)
New York Times: Before running for president, Andrew Cuomo must first deal with 2018 bid for third term as governor

Newsday editorial: Shut down Start-Up NY program, rethink economic development efforts

Oneonta Daily Star: Syracuse Mayor Stephabie Miner says Cuomo's economic development policies have failed
Jimmy Vielkind: Third term curse haunts Cuomo (Politico NY)

Newsday: State senate GOP leader John Flanagan says he has been treated for alcohol abuse

Ken Lovett: Top Flanagan staffers heading for the bills as 2018 election looms (Daily News)
State of Politics: Democrats eye Suffolk County Republican seat

Ken Lovett: Suffolk County Democratic chair denies he has cut a deal with Flanagan to allow a Republican to fill Sen. Phil Boyle's seat (Daily News)
Rick Brand: GOP angst over Suffolk County state senate seat (Newsday)

New York Times: Big de Blasio donors, now facing criminal charges, had backstage pass to City Hall

Daily News on how de Blasio catered to big donors before they were charged with corruption
Daily News: Animal rights donors to de Blasio pressed him to fulfill campaign pledge after raising big bucks for his campaign

New York Post: De Blasio reverses himself, will debate primary rivals

Gotham Gazette: GOP mayoral nominee Nicole Mlliotakis cannot receive matching funds until after Sept. 12 primary
Richard Kahlenberg: How economic zoning laws exclude people of color from white neighborhoods (New York Times)

Albany Times Union: Arguments for and against calling a constitutional convention

Mike McKee
Tenants' PAC · United States
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