Monday, September 4, 2017

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates 8/9/17

Tenants' PAC

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates:
New York Times: As Cuomo looks to boost national profile, pressure grows on him to reunite state senate Democrats
Capitol Confidential: Daniel Squadron announces his resignation from state senate

Daniel Squadron: Why I'm leaving the New York State Senate (Daily News OpEd)

Capitol Confidential: Assembly member Brian Kavanagh to run for Squadron's senate seat
David Leonhardt: Our broken economy, in one simple chart (New York Times interactive)
Daily News: De Blasio prevents release of report on racial breakdown of affordable housing lotteries, & bars questioning of Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen; lawsuit claims that report shows that NYC supports segregation

Gothamist: City Council grills MTA on how to fund & fix subway meltdown

Politico NY: City Council members angry that MTA head Joe Lhota skipped hearing

Gotham Gazette on City Council hearing on MTA
Jeffrey Dinowitz & Ydanis Rodriguez: Our 24 hours on the subway (Crain's OpEd)
Daily News: Subway tour by politicians find that 75 percent of people have experienced delays in last two weeks
Riders Alliance: State disinvestment in subway maintenance got us to this point, now it is Gov. Cuomo's job to find a dependable funding source (City & State)
New York Times editorial: Cuomo & GOP senate leader Flanagan need to step up on how to pay for improvements to crumbling subway system
Politico NY: Common Cause demands probe into Cuomo's bridge lighting project
New York Post editorial: Despite denials by his minions, Cuomo admits that toll hikes will be needed to pay for new Mario Cuomo Bridge

Gotham Gazette: U.S. Rep Hakeem Jeffries endorses City Council member Laurie Cumbo for re-election

Errol Louis: Build for the middle class, too (Daily News OpEd)

Newsday: Lawyers for Dean Skelos say dismissal of Shelly Silver conviction should result in same outcome
New York Post: Skelos still has $900K in his campaign fund to spend on his appeal of criminal conviction

New York Times editorial: Midtown East rezoning plan a good move overall
Gotham Gazette: August 18 is deadline to register to vote in September 12 primary election

Chris Churchill: Yes, Andrew Cuomo is vulnerable in 2018 (Albany Times Union)

State of Politics: Cynthia Nixon says "a lot of people" want her to run against Cuomo
Albany Times Union: Cynthia Nixon criticizes Cuomo on uneven education aid to rich & poor districts

Daily News: Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen owes $40K in unpaid state taxes
The Real Deal: Interview with Rob Astorino, embattled Westchester County Executive

State of Politics: De Blasio & GOP state senate leader Flanagan have lunch
Zack Fink: Flanagan's announcement about alcohol treatment sparks concern among GOP senators (State of Politics)
New York Post: Leaked emails show de Blasio bullies, threatens his staff

New York Times: Brooklyn D.A. continues to ask judges to vacate wrongful convictions, but few prosecutors are held responsible for their unethical behavior

Daily News: Brooklyn Democratic boss Frank Seddio accused of hosting illegal fundraiser for machine's judicial candidates

Albany Times Union: JCOPE moves forward with new lobbying & donor disclosure rules

Washington Post: Trump Hotel in D.C. has become a White House annex
Paste Magazine: Why is Harvard professor Laurence Tribe lying about Bernie Sanders?

The Real Deal: Museum of the Dog moves from Missouri to 101 Park Avenue


LA Weekly: Evictions from rent-controlled apartments in Los Angeles double

City & State: Convicted politicians: where are they now?

Mike McKee
Tenants' PAC · United States
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