Monday, September 4, 2017

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates 8/12/17

Tenants' PAC

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates:

Crain's: City Council passes "Stand for Tenant Safety" package of pro-tenant bills

The Real Deal: Life for bad landlords is about to get more difficult as City Council passes 18 bills to protect tenants from harassment

Ross Barkan: Daniel Sqadron's sudden resignation hands his seat to the party bosses, not the voters (Gothamist)

New York Times: Billionaire donor to Gov. Cuomo Daniel Loeb makes racist remark about Democratic state senate leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins

Politico NY: Fearing defeat of his Bedford Armory redevelopment plan, de Blasio supports City Council incumbent in competitive primary

Gotham Gazette: Competitive race on Lower East Side to replace City Council Member Rosie Mendez

City Limits: Three challengers seek to oust Flatbush City Council incumbent Mathieu Eugene Challenger Mel Wymore blames City Council Member Helen Rosenthal for rat infestation on Upper West Side

State of Politics: Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner criticizes state senate leadership, says Andrea Stewart-Cousins should be majority leader

New York Times: City Council approves Midtown East rezoning, will produce new high-rise office buildings & improvements to subway stations

Daily News: City Council raises minimum price of a pack of cigarettes to $13, bans sale of cigarettes in pharmacies

New York Post: De Blasio signs right to counsel bill, will provide lawyers to NYCHA tenants City Council approves de Blasio's 68-story East Harlem development

State of Politics: Assembly Member Yuh-Line Niou says she is considering running for Squadron state senate seat
Gothamist: De Blasio thinks turnstile jumping should remain a criminal offense, says those arrested often have money on them
New York Times editorial: Want money to fix the subway? Bring back the commuter tax

Zack Fink: The MTA funding source no one is talking about (State of Politics)
New York Times: Cuomo says MTA power supply must be upgraded
The Real Deal: Rudd Realty agrees to return illegally deregulated apartments to rent stabilization
City & State: This Week's Winners & Losers
New York Post: 41 percent of unemployed New Yorkers have given up looking for work
State of Politics: Progressive groups tell Cuomo to return donations from Dan Loeb, hedge fund manager who made a racist attack on Andrea Stewart-Cousins
Politico NY: Eva Moskowitz says billionaire Daniel Loeb will remain chair of Success Academy board despite his racist attack on Andrea Stewart-Cousins

State of Politics: Dan Loeb has contributed well over $4 million since 2014, mostly to state senate Republicans
New York Times editorial: Want money to fix the subway? Bring back the commuter tax

Gotham Gazette: Daniel Squadron fought the LLC loophole & the loophole won

State of Politics: NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli won't say if he would vote for Andrew Cuomo or Cynthia Nixon

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle: As Cuomo's economic development star Alain Kaloyeros awaits criminal trial, his promises of upstate jobs have fallen flat
Daily News: Cuomo's assigning state troopers to NYC airports bloats their budget

Albany Times Union: Protestors demand Cuomo stop gas pipeline to Orange County power plant involved in criminal case against Joe Percoco
New York 1 News: 1199, once in de Blasio's corner, has not endorsed him for re-election, or spent anything to support him
Politico NY: Not a pothole in sight: de Blasio's smooth path to a second term
Ross Barkan: Insurgent judicial candidates challenge Brooklyn machine (Village Voice)
Politico NY: De Blasio will be forced to debate primary rival Sal Albanese
State of Politics: Disgraced ex-Council member Ruben Wills sentenced to 2 to 6 years
Daily News: Ruben Wills weeps as he is sentenced, but will not admit that he committed a crime

City & State: Most politicians sentenced to prison win early release
Gothamist: Momentum grows for ending cash bail system that punishes the poor
The Real Deal: Activists concede defeat in UWS synagogue preservation fight

City Limits: NYC Planning Commission: Rubber stamps or checks & balances?
The Real Deal: Homeownership is a bedrock of Americana. Can renting ever become one?

Mike McKee
Tenants' PAC · United States
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