Saturday, December 30, 2017

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates - Dec. 30, 2017

New York Times: At least 12 die in deadly 

New York Times: New York Attorney General 
Eric Schniederman is at war with the Trump Administration

Chris Bragg: Andrew Cuomo's national spotlight 
getting hot as he heads into 2018 (Albany Times Union)

Ken Lovett: Storm clouds loom for Andrew Cuomo as he heads into re-election year (Daily News)

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle: What you should know about the January corruption trial of Cuomo aide Joe Percoco

Albany Times Union: Percoco corruption trial delayed two weeks to January 22

Gotham Gazette: Previewing Cuomo's January 3 State of the State speech; 16 planks released so far

Glenn Blain: Cuomo' State of State speech to propose increase in school lunches & end to "free lunch shaming" (Daily News) 

Capitol Confidential: Cuomo says he will propose restructuring of state tax code in State of State

New York Post editorial: Cuomo's latest upstate economic development fiasco: after state spent $90 million to build new factory, manufacturer walks away without penalty

Crain's: De Blasio rips Jeff Klein over proposal to grab sales tax revenue for MTA

Chris Bragg: Gov. Spitzer tried to end gubernatorial hiring practice now under investigation by FBI (Albany Times Union)

Bill Mahoney: Where & how Cuomo spent his time in 2017; more national appearances (Politico NY)

NY 1 Noticias: Tenants conduct Christmas carol protest at Sen. Marisol Alcantara's office

New York Times: Working Families Party focuses on local elections, recruiting candidates for lower level offices

Carl Campanile: Ex-politicians use campaign accounts for donations to charities (New York Post)
Zack Fink: Newest state senator Brian Kavanagh to push election reform (New York 1 News)

Nick Reisman: Jeff Klein releases 2018 policy agenda (NY State of Politics)

Gotham Gazette asks experts for their predictions for 2018

City & State polls political insiders for their predictions for 2018

New York Post: Emails show that de Blasio fundraiser got favors for donors

Politico NY: Emails show real estate executive pushing carriage horse ban pitched de Blasio on new housing development near stables

New York Times: Bernie Sanders will administer oath of office to Bill de Blasio in inauguration for second term

City & State: Six things to know about Corey Johnson, next City Council Speaker

Daily News: Inez Barron announces last-minute candidacy for City Council Speaker

Auburn Citizen: Next increment in state minimum wage takes effect December 31

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle: New state laws take effect in 2018: Paid family leave, increase in minimum wage, slight cut in income tax rates

Carl Campanile: Cuomo spending economic development funds on property tax ad (New York Post)

The Villager editorial: Failing Soho hotel is now un-Trumped; kudos to Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation for pressuring City to enforce restrictions against condos

Bob Lonsberry: Rochester should move Frederick Douglass statue back to prominent location (WHAM Radio)

Times Ledger: Opposition to IDC escalated throughout 2017

Politico NY: Why do progressives dislike Bill de Blasio?

City Limits: Unsuccessful City Council candidate Elvin Garcia reflects on the experience

Bruce Gyory: The challenges facing new Nassau County Executive Laura Curran (Newsday)

New York Times: Subway system embodies divisions in NYC, creating haves & have-nots

Glenn Blain: Trump administration will not help fund new rail tunnel under Hudson River (Daily News)

New York Times: The most expensive mile of subway track on earth

Mike McKee
Tenants' PAC · United States

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