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)
http://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/politics/2017/12/28/brian-kavanagh-state-senator-lower-manhattan-daniel-squadron-seat-challenges-in-2018

Nick Reisman: Jeff Klein releases 2018 policy agenda (NY State of Politics)
http://www.nystateofpolitics.com/2017/12/klein-plots-2018-agenda-as-leadership-question-hangs/

Gotham Gazette asks experts for their predictions for 2018
http://www.gothamgazette.com/city/7389-predictions-experts-look-ahead-to-2018-in-new-york-politics?mc_cid=d9a152023a&mc_eid=aa50093a8c

City & State polls political insiders for their predictions for 2018
http://cityandstateny.com/articles/personality/2018-predictions-new-york-politics.html#.WkaW8N-nGUk

New York Post: Emails show that de Blasio fundraiser got favors for donors
https://nypost.com/2017/12/28/de-blasio-fundraiser-helped-get-favors-for-donors-emails-show/

Politico NY: Emails show real estate executive pushing carriage horse ban pitched de Blasio on new housing development near stables
https://www.politico.com/states/new-york/city-hall/story/2017/12/27/as-real-estate-exec-sought-carriage-ban-he-pitched-affordable-housing-near-stables-161599?mc_cid=d9a152023a&mc_eid=aa50093a8c

New York Times: Bernie Sanders will administer oath of office to Bill de Blasio in inauguration for second term
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/27/nyregion/bernie-sanders-de-blasio-inauguration.html?action=click&contentCollection=N.Y.%20%2F%20Region&module=RelatedCoverage&region=EndOfArticle&pgtype=article

City & State: Six things to know about Corey Johnson, next City Council Speaker
http://cityandstateny.com/articles/personality/interviews-and-profiles/six-things-to-know-about-corey-johnson.html#.Wkbh1N-nGUk

Daily News: Inez Barron announces last-minute candidacy for City Council Speaker
http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn-councilwoman-inez-barron-vying-speaker-spot-article-1.3722847?mc_cid=d9a152023a&mc_eid=aa50093a8c

Auburn Citizen: Next increment in state minimum wage takes effect December 31
http://auburnpub.com/blogs/eye_on_ny/ny-minimum-wage-to-increase-dec/article_ce5f51c0-ebfe-11e7-9630-db7f7b6d2e39.html

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle: New state laws take effect in 2018: Paid family leave, increase in minimum wage, slight cut in income tax rates
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/news/politics/albany/2017/12/28/new-laws-2018-paid-family-leave-minimum-wage-hike-and-more/984778001/

Carl Campanile: Cuomo spending economic development funds on property tax ad (New York Post)
https://nypost.com/2017/12/29/cuomo-spending-economic-development-funds-for-property-tax-ad/

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
http://thevillager.com/2017/12/28/soho-un-trumped-but-condos-still-to-be-audited/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=soho-un-trumped-but-condos-still-to-be-audited

Bob Lonsberry: Rochester should move Frederick Douglass statue back to prominent location (WHAM Radio)
https://wham1180.iheart.com/featured/bob-lonsberry/content/2017-12-28-lonsberry-time-to-move-douglass-statue/

Times Ledger: Opposition to IDC escalated throughout 2017
https://www.timesledger.com/stories/2017/53/idc_2017_12_29_q.html

Politico NY: Why do progressives dislike Bill de Blasio?
https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2017/12/26/off-message-bill-de-blasio-216168

City Limits: Unsuccessful City Council candidate Elvin Garcia reflects on the experience
https://citylimits.org/2017/12/29/cityviews-a-council-candidate-who-fell-short-looks-back-on-what-he-won/

Bruce Gyory: The challenges facing new Nassau County Executive Laura Curran (Newsday)
https://www.newsday.com/opinion/commentary/laura-curran-nassau-county-future-1.15668427

New York Times: Subway system embodies divisions in NYC, creating haves & have-nots
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/27/nyregion/new-york-subway-deserts.html

Glenn Blain: Trump administration will not help fund new rail tunnel under Hudson River (Daily News)
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-no-agreement-hudson-river-tunnel-funding-plan-article-1.3726698

New York Times: The most expensive mile of subway track on earth
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/28/nyregion/new-york-subway-construction-costs.html?ribbon-ad-idx=5&src=trending&module=Ribbon&version=context&region=Header&action=click&contentCollection=Trending&pgtype=article


Mike McKee
Tenants' PAC · United States

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