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)

http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/politics/2017/12/15/protesters-rally-outside-governor-andrew-cuomo-60th-birthday-party-manhattan-nyc

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

https://erikmcgregorphotography.blogspot.com/2017/12/nyc-progressive-groups-target-governor.html

Tom Precious: GOP senate leader Flanagan says he is not worried about losing control to Democrats, expects alliance with IDC to last (Buffalo News)
http://buffalonews.com/2017/12/15/ny-senate-gop-leader-john-flanagan-unfazed-by-democratic-takeover-talk/
Nick Reisman: As expected, Assembly member Luis Sepulveda will run for Ruben Diaz Sr. state senate seat (NY State of Politics)
http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2017/12/sepulveda-announces-senate-bid/
Nick Reisman: Jessica Ramos files to challenge Jose Peralta in primary (NY State of Politics)
http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2017/12/ramos-files-to-run-for-senate/
Nick Reisman: Mainstream state senate Dems will not support primaries against IDC members (NY State of Politics)
http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2017/12/senate-primaries-wont-be-backed/

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)
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/state-democrats-urge-cuomo-prioritize-mta-reforms-budget-article-1.3706573
Ken Lovett: MTA head Joe Lhota slams Senate Democrat Gianaris, accuses him of political posturing (Daily News)
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/mta-boss-clashes-senate-big-transit-funds-article-1.3707737?mc_cid=6916b95803&mc_eid=aa50093a8c
Politico NY: Ignoring his history of stealing funds from the MTA, Cuomo says state legislature is responsible for failing subway system
https://www.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2017/12/19/cuomo-now-pins-subway-problems-on-the-state-legislature-154223
Glenn Blain: Cuomo vetoes bill to give second free transfer on MetroCards (Daily News)
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/cuomo-vetoes-free-subway-transfer-bill-article-1.3709449
Nick Reisman: NYS Comptroller Tom DiNapoli says state revenues down as income tax payments lag behind projections (NY State of Politics)
http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2017/12/dinapoli-tax-revenue-struggles-continue/
Albany Times Union: DiNapoli warns of mounting state debt, proposes reforms to curb back-door borrowing
http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/DiNapoli-proposes-mechanisms-to-curb-borrowing-12431804.php?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=Timesunion_Capcon

Karen DeWitt: 2018 state budget outlook is grim (NPR)
http://wrvo.org/post/state-budget-outlook-grim-2018
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)
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/lovett-cuomo-hurt-odds-potential-presidential-run-article-1.3705602

Daily News: City Council member-elect Justin Brannan fires transition team member who posted racist comments
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/city-council-elect-fires-transition-team-member-racist-post-article-1.3705467

New York Times: De Blasio flies to Iowa to give keynote speech to left-leaning group
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/19/nyregion/de-blasio-progress-iowa.html?src=recg&mabReward=ART_CTM1&recid=0xziEdT9aeo5FQjswlfmxmmBGcw&recp=3&module=Ribbon&version=context&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Recommended&pgtype=article
New York Post: Transport Workers Union takes out Iowa ad saying de Blasio is phony as a $3 bill
https://nypost.com/2017/12/19/transit-workers-wage-war-against-de-blasio-in-iowa/
New York Times: Police union sends officers to Iowa to protest outside de Blasio speech
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/18/nyregion/nyc-police-mayor-deblasio-iowa.html


Lincoln Anderson: De Blasio & Chin plan to destroy Elizabeth Street Garden advances as City releases winning design; garden defenders to sue (The Villager)
http://thevillager.com/2017/12/09/elizabeth-housing-plan-unveiled-garden-group-set-to-sue/
Daily News: Judge rules that Melissa Mark-Viverito violated Open Meetings Law in maneuvering to get friend on NYC Board of Elections
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/judge-slams-mark-viverito-appoint-ally-boe-job-article-1.3709331

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
http://www.gothamgazette.com/city/7373-city-council-to-pass-bills-mandating-assessment-of-vacant-lots?mc_cid=b822ca1985&mc_eid=aa50093a8c
City Limits: Council to vote on key housing bills at busy last meeting of the year
https://citylimits.org/2017/12/19/council-to-vote-on-key-housing-bills-at-busy-last-meeting/
New York Times: City Council passes controversial police behavior bills
https://www.nytimes.com/glogin?URI=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nytimes.com%2F2017%2F12%2F19%2Fnyregion%2Fnew-york-city-council-police-reform.html%3F_r%3D0
New York Post: Bicyclist says state senator Marty Golden impersonated a police officer to force him to clear bike lane
https://nypost.com/2017/12/12/politician-impersonated-cop-to-get-past-me-in-bike-lane-cyclist/
Daily News: Cop-impersonating Marty Golden killed 74-year-old pedestrian in 2005, paid $750K in settlement
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/cop-impersonating-pol-2005-suv-wreck-left-elderly-woman-coma-article-1.3699120
New York Post: Calls for City to revoke Sen. Marty Golden's parking placard after he menaced bicyclist
https://nypost.com/2017/12/15/activists-want-cop-impersonating-politicians-placard-yanked/
Nick Reisman: Ross Barkan blasts Marty Golden over his driving record (NY State of Politics)
http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2017/12/barkan-blasts-golden-over-crash-that-put-woman-in-coma/
Politico NY: County leaders have most influence in jockeying for next City Council Speaker
https://www.politico.com/states/new-york/albany/story/2017/12/14/with-return-of-the-counties-an-intricate-dance-is-underway-in-speakers-race-150212
City & State: Last Week's Winners & Losers
http://cityandstateny.com/articles/personality/winners-and-losers/winners-and-losers-december-15-2017.html
City & State: Winners & Losers of 2017
http://cityandstateny.com/articles/personality/winners-and-losers/winners-and-losers-of-2017.html
NY State of Politics: A.G. Eric Schneiderman to sue over rollback of net neutrality
http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2017/12/schneiderman-to-sue-over-net-neutrality-rollback/?mc_cid=9e88c4fe2f&mc_eid=aa50093a8c


Albany Times Union: Cuomo's promised revenues from new casinos to help upstate municipalities fail to materialize
http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/State-local-promises-before-casino-vote-a-bust-12433834.php?utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=Timesunion_Capcon
Patch: Freezing Crown Heights tenants demand heat for the holidays
https://patch.com/new-york/prospectheights/freezing-crown-heights-tenants-demand-heat-holidays
New York Post: De Blasio signs bill allowing New Yorkers to register to vote online
https://nypost.com/2017/12/16/city-residents-may-soon-be-able-to-register-to-vote-online/
Crain's: RSA inks deal with Rhino to offer tenants insurance as alternative to security deposits
http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20171218/REAL_ESTATE/171219896/landlord-trade-group-partners-with-startup-that-nixes-security
Patch:NYCHA to offer free blood tests for 3,000 kids in 2,300 apartments where lead paint remediation was done by uncertified workers
https://patch.com/new-york/washington-heights-inwood/s/gb9jr/nycha-offers-lead-tests-for-kids-in-improperly-painted-apartments?utm_source=newsletter-daily&utm_medium=email&utm_term=community%20corner&utm_campaign=newsletter&utm_content=article-topstories&utm_slot=1
New York Times: Rebelling Republican suburbs offer Democrats path to control of U.S. House of Representatives
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/18/us/politics/house-control-2018-suburbs-trump-republicans-democrats.html?src=trending&module=Ribbon&version=context&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Trending&pgtype=article
Journal News: Astorino vetoes Westchester budget; county legislature plans override

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2017/12/18/rob-astorino-vetoes-westchester-county-budget/961193001/

Newsday: Suffolk County OKs public financing of county elections
https://www.newsday.com/long-island/politics/suffolk-public-financing-1.15523881

David Leonhardt: Republican tax bill will turbocharge inequality (three charts) (New York Times)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/17/opinion/taxes-inequality-charts.html?ribbon-ad-idx=11&src=trending&module=Ribbon&version=origin&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Trending&pgtype=article

City Limits: What the federal tax bill means for NYC's affordability crisis
https://citylimits.org/2017/12/18/what-the-federal-tax-bill-means-for-nycs-affordability-crisis/?mc_cid=6916b95803&mc_eid=aa50093a8c

New York Times: Winners & Losers in Republican tax bill
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/16/business/the-winners-and-losers-in-the-tax-bill.html?rref=politics&module=Ribbon&version=origin&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Business%20Day&pgtype=article

New York Times editorial: Republican politicians enrich themselves with tax cut bill
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/18/opinion/tax-bill-trump-republicans.html?rref=homepage&module=Ribbon&version=context&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Home%20Page&pgtype=article
Michelle Goldberg: The Year in Resistance (New York Times)
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/18/opinion/trump-2017-resistance.html?ribbon-ad-idx=13&rref=homepage&module=Ribbon&version=origin&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Home%20Page&pgtype=article

Chris Churchill: Andrew Cuomo is visited by the ghost of politics yet to come (Albany Times Union)
http://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Churchill-Andrew-Cuomo-sees-ghost-of-politics-12440318.php
Donate_Button.png

Mike McKee
Tenants' PAC · United States
This email was sent to sue.susman.shantha@blogger.com. To stop receiving emails, click here.
Created with NationBuilder, software for leaders.

No comments:

Post a Comment