Monday, September 4, 2017

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates 8/15/2017

Tenants' PAC

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates: 

New York Times: Organized by Housing Rights Initiative, Brooklyn tenants sue Kushner Companies, claiming systematic violation of rent laws

Daily News on the Housing Rights Initiative lawsuit against Jared Kushner's family firm

City & State: New York City primary races to watch

Ken Lovett: Cuomo now blames Mike Gianaris for inability to reunite state senate Democrats (Daily News)
Zack Fink: Harlem rally in support of Andrea Stewart-Cousins, first African-American woman to lead a party conference in Albany (New York 1 News)

Gotham Gazette: Hedge fund billionaire Daniel Loeb donated maximum $4,950 to GOP mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis
Daily News: NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer says he is giving $4,500 donation from Dan Loeb to Robert Jackson, challenger to IDC member Marisol Alcantara

Casey Seiler: Squadron resignation shows flawed legislative system endures no matter what (Albany Times Union)
Wall Street Journal: NYS election law under fire following Squadron resignation
Daily News: Public Advocate Tish James targets banks that lend to bad landlords
GOP senate leader John Flanagan says Republicans will have greater majority after 2018 election (State of Politics)
Buffalo News: Steve Pigeon corruption probe expands into Mayor Byron Brown's office

Newsday: Ignoring critics, Cuomo still pushes expensive bridge light show as subway system crumbles
New York Times: Cuomo drafting new proposal for congestion pricing
Daily News: Jumaane Williams eyed as primary challenger to Cuomo in 2018
Observer: Cuomo will win third terms, but with difficulty
Politico NY: Ritchie Torres enters race for next City Council Speaker
Gotham Gazette: City Council candidate Keith Powers releases detailed proposals for government, campaign finance & voting reforms
City & State: The five best & five worst City Council members
Shelterforce: Will limited equity coops make a comeback?
The Real Deal: Private developers are still ignoring East New York
Newsday: NYS awards contract for L.I. airport to Cuomo donor
Capitol Confidential: Arizona firm that hyped Cuomo's Start-Up NY program in 2014 has yet to relocate to New York
New York Times: During 2015-2016 school year, NYC public schools had 100,000 homeless children, a number equal to the population of Albany
State of Politics: Retrial for Shelly Silver set for April 16
WNYC Radio: New Yorkers protest Trump's reaction to Charlottesville racist violence
DNA Info: Thousands protest Trump's return to the Dark Tower
Gothamist: Thousand chant "New York hates you" as Trump returns to Gotham

Observer: The DNC tone police return to patrol Bernie Sanders' political revolution
The New Yorker: Special counsel Mueller looking into Trump's corrupt overseas deals NYC has 27 racist hate groups, per Southern Poverty Law Center Mike "Enoch" Peinovich, Upper East Side Nazi, was behind Charlottesville rally

New York Times: Protesters in Durham, N.C. topple statue of Confederate soldier

Gothamist: Historian talks of NYC's 1939 Nazi rally & lessons for today (with film of Madison Square Garden rally of German American Bund)

Mike McKee
Tenants' PAC · United States

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