Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates 9/25/2017



Tenants' PAC

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20th anniversary!
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Eric Schneiderman
New York State Attorney General 
& founding board member of 
Tenants PAC
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
6:30 – 9:00 pm
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City Limits: De Blasio makes minor changes to East Harlem rezoning

Crain's: Asking rents drop in some gentrifying neighborhoods

New York Post: Steve Croman pays $3 million to delay prison
 entry until after Jewish holidays

The Real Deal: Landlord attorneys give advice on maximizing rents
, say don't go to court unless you must




DEMOCRATIC PARTY ACTING UNDEMOCRATICALLY
Daily News: Democratic party bosses choose Brian Kavanag
 for Daniel Squadron
 state senate seat

DNA Info: Reformers protest undemocratic process that 
chose Kavanagh
 for Squadron seat

New York Times: How party bosses, not voters, pick 
politicians in New York State

Zack Fink: Process to choose Democratic nominee for 
Squadron seat was even worse than you thought 
(State of Politics)

Daily News editorial: Voters cheated by tainted process 
by which Kavanagh got nod for Squadron seat

City & State: What the Kings County Democrats left
 out of their endorsement of Brian Kavanagh for Squadron 
seat (annotated news release: click on yellow highlights)

New York Post: District Leader Melissa Mark-Viverito says she 
did not receive notice of vote to re-elect Keith Wright as Manhattan
 party chair


NY ELECTIONS IN GENERAL
Capitol Confidential: Kingston progressives continue
 "Faso Friday" protests against U.S. Rep. John Faso

Gotham Gazette: Alicka Ampry-Samuels wins 9-way primary
 to replace ineffective Darlene Mealy on City Council

DNA Info: Rodriguez conceded to Diana Ayala in race for 
Melissa Mark-Viverito's seat
Ron Shiffman: De Blasio's plan for Pfizer site development 
will exacerbate North Brooklyn segregation & displacement
(City & State)

City & State: The long-shot mayoral campaign of G.O.P. 
nominee Nicole Malliotakis
http://cityandstateny.com/articles/personality/interviews-and-
profiles/nicole-malliotakis-hope-to-knock-out-bill-de-blasio.html
#.WcK2MMiGOUk

Ginia Bellafante/Big City: Disconnected, patronizing, righteous
de Blasio a good fit for the techies who want to rid NYC of
 bodegas (New York Times)
Politico NY: De Blasio punts some big decisions until after 
Election Day

New York Times: Cuomo finally gives tepid endorsement of de
Blasio re-election

New York Post: Malliotakis claims internal poll shows she trails
 de Blasio only by 16 points

Daily News: NYC Health Dept. says queer students more
 likely to experience bullying, homelessness

Staten Island Advance: Sixth Democrat challenges U.S. Rep. Dan
Donovan

Gothamist: Out of prison, Michael Grimm to challenge Dan Donovan 
for his old congressional seat

New York Times: Loss in district leader election costs McManus Midtown
 Democratic Club its last vestiges of power

Gotham Gazette: Ede Fox unsuccessful in second attempt
at City Council seat

Crain's: De Blasio claims Laurie Cumbo's win over Ede Fox
 gives him a mandate to proceed with Bedford Union Armory
 redevelopment


New York Post: Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner meets
 with Berniecrats, weighs primary challenge to Cuomo

MISCELLANEOUS
Gothamist: De Blasio expresses qualified support for repeal of Prohibition-era cabaret law
http://gothamist.com/2017/09/15/de_blasio_demands_dance_cams.php

Daily News: Cuomo & de Blasio support cable workers on strike against Spectrum
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/cuomo-de-blasio-back-workers-contract-fight-spectrum-article-1.3504933?mc_cid=259e6763bb&mc_eid=aa50093a8c

Politico NY: Despite meltdowns, Cuomo says subway service is already improving
http://www.politico.com/states/new-york/city-hall/story/2017/09/19/recent-events-notwithstanding-cuomo-says-subways-are-improving-114590

City & State: Schneiderman seeks to overturn judge's decision to bar email evidence in bribery case against political operative Steve Pigeon
http://cityandstateny.com/articles/politics/new-york-state-articles/eric-schneiderman-files-appeal-email-evidence-against-steve-pigeon.html#.WcKzKciGOUl

New York Times: Despite bipartisan opposition, U.S. Senate G.O.P. leaders push for another vote to repeal Affordable Care Act
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/us/politics/obamacare-act-fix-collapses-repeal-trump.html?Cmpid=nzltr_tu_cc

New York Times: Joyce Matz, tenacious preservationist, dead at 92
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/nyregion/joyce-matz-fervid-voice-for-historic-preservation-dies-at-92.html?ribbon-ad-idx=5&rref=nyregion&module=Ribbon&version=context&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=N.Y.%20%2F%20Region&pgtype=article

Capitol Confidential: Heastie names Helene Weinstein chair of Assembly Ways & Means Committee
http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/277342/helene-weinsten-named-assembly-ways-and-means-chair/

Daily News: Diane Savino quoted by Kremlin-funded news outlet praising Moscow's administration
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/state-sen-savino-moscow-run-better-nyc-article-1.3498491

Investigative Post: After spending $750 million on SolarCity factory, Cuomo gives Elon Musk an escape clause to get out of the deal
http://www.investigativepost.org/2017/09/18/solarcitys-expanded-escape-clause/?Cmpid=nzltr_tu_cc

New York Times: Cuomo's gamble on upstate casinos is not paying off as revenues fail to meet projections
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/nyregion/new-york-casinos-gambling-tribes-revenue.html?_r=0

New York Times: U.S. Senate Republicans agree on tax cut that will add to federal deficit, already $20 trillion
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/19/us/politics/senate-republicans-tax-cut.html?Cmpid=nzltr_tu_cc

Observer: Mark-Viverito & 3 Latino congressmen arrested outside the dark tower in civil disobedience protest over DACA suspension
http://observer.com/2017/09/congress-democrats-civil-disobedience-trump-tower-arrest/?mc_cid=57be6e99d7&mc_eid=aa50093a8c

Gotham Gazette: 24 of 50 City Council Members have women serving as their chiefs of staff
http://www.gothamgazette.com/city/7205-at-the-city-council-better-gender-balance-among-chiefs-of-staff

New York Times: U.S. prosecutors ask judge to sentence Anthony Weiner to about 2 years in prison
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/20/nyregion/prosecutors-want-anthony-weiner-to-serve-about-2-years-in-prison.html?ribbon-ad-idx=5&rref=nyregion&module=Ribbon&version=context&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=N.Y.%20%2F%20Region&pgtype=article

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Mike McKee
Tenants' PAC · United States

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