Sunday, December 24, 2017

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates - Dec. 22, 2017

Tenants' PAC
amny: Tenants protest with Christmas carols 

Carl Campanile: Simcha Felder says he will

continue to caucus with state senate GOP 
until 2018 budget is done, killing any 
chance of Democratic control (New York Post)

Zack Fink: Cuomo's $50K birthday fundraiser on Wall Street draws protestors (New York 1)

Erik McGregor blog: Photos of Cuomo's birthday bash protest

Tom Precious: GOP senate leader Flanagan says he is not worried about losing control to Democrats, expects alliance with IDC to last (Buffalo News)
Nick Reisman: As expected, Assembly member Luis Sepulveda will run for Ruben Diaz Sr. state senate seat (NY State of Politics)
Nick Reisman: Jessica Ramos files to challenge Jose Peralta in primary (NY State of Politics)
Nick Reisman: Mainstream state senate Dems will not support primaries against IDC members (NY State of Politics)

Albany Times Union: Cuomo considers raising minimum wage for tipped workers

Ken Lovett: Mainstream Senate Democrats call on Cuomo to provide reliable funding stream for MTA (Daily News)
Ken Lovett: MTA head Joe Lhota slams Senate Democrat Gianaris, accuses him of political posturing (Daily News)
Politico NY: Ignoring his history of stealing funds from the MTA, Cuomo says state legislature is responsible for failing subway system
Glenn Blain: Cuomo vetoes bill to give second free transfer on MetroCards (Daily News)
Nick Reisman: NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says state revenues down as income tax payments lag behind projections (NY State of Politics)
Albany Times Union: DiNapoli warns of mounting state debt, proposes reforms to curb back-door borrowing

Karen DeWitt: 2018 state budget outlook is grim (NPR)
Ken Lovett: Cuomo's mansplaining of sexual harassment to iconic Albany reporter Karen DeWitt might come back to hit him in the face (Daily News)

Daily News: City Council member-elect Justin Brannan fires transition team member who posted racist comments

New York Times: De Blasio flies to Iowa to give keynote speech to left-leaning group
New York Post: Transport Workers Union takes out Iowa ad saying de Blasio is phony as a $3 bill
New York Times: Police union sends officers to Iowa to protest outside de Blasio speech

Lincoln Anderson: De Blasio & Chin plan to destroy Elizabeth Street Garden advances as City releases winning design; garden defenders to sue (The Villager)
Daily News: Judge rules that Melissa Mark-Viverito violated Open Meetings Law in maneuvering to get friend on NYC Board of Elections

New York Times: Flurry of legislation as Melissa Mark-Viverito's term as Speaker comes to an end

Gotham Gazette: Two of three Housing Not Warehousing bills poised to pass City Council
City Limits: Council to vote on key housing bills at busy last meeting of the year
New York Times: City Council passes controversial police behavior bills
New York Post: Bicyclist says state senator Marty Golden impersonated a police officer to force him to clear bike lane
Daily News: Cop-impersonating Marty Golden killed 74-year-old pedestrian in 2005, paid $750K in settlement
New York Post: Calls for City to revoke Sen. Marty Golden's parking placard after he menaced bicyclist
Nick Reisman: Ross Barkan blasts Marty Golden over his driving record (NY State of Politics)
Politico NY: County leaders have most influence in jockeying for next City Council Speaker
City & State: Last Week's Winners & Losers
City & State: Winners & Losers of 2017
NY State of Politics: A.G. Eric Schneiderman to sue over rollback of net neutrality

Albany Times Union: Cuomo's promised revenues from new casinos to help upstate municipalities fail to materialize
Patch: Freezing Crown Heights tenants demand heat for the holidays
New York Post: De Blasio signs bill allowing New Yorkers to register to vote online
Crain's: RSA inks deal with Rhino to offer tenants insurance as alternative to security deposits
Patch:NYCHA to offer free blood tests for 3,000 kids in 2,300 apartments where lead paint remediation was done by uncertified workers
New York Times: Rebelling Republican suburbs offer Democrats path to control of U.S. House of Representatives
Journal News: Astorino vetoes Westchester budget; county legislature plans override

Newsday: Suffolk County OKs public financing of county elections

David Leonhardt: Republican tax bill will turbocharge inequality (three charts) (New York Times)

City Limits: What the federal tax bill means for NYC's affordability crisis

New York Times: Winners & Losers in Republican tax bill

New York Times editorial: Republican politicians enrich themselves with tax cut bill
Michelle Goldberg: The Year in Resistance (New York Times)

Chris Churchill: Andrew Cuomo is visited by the ghost of politics yet to come (Albany Times Union)

Mike McKee
Tenants' PAC · United States
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