Sunday, December 24, 2017

Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates- Dec. 24, 2017



Tenants' PAC
Tweets about Wednesday's Christmas protest at state 
Sen. Marisol Alcantara's office

Village Voice: Four IDC members face Democratic 
primary opponents next September

New York Times: Picture the Homeless honors 
its dead, & celebrates victories



New York Times: Corey Johnson appears to have the votes to become next City Council Speaker
New York Post: De Blasio tried to prevent Corey Johnson from becoming Speaker but in the end was blindsided
New York Times: Black leaders object to a white Speaker of City Council

Politico NY: Andrea Stewart-Cousins says "unity deal" is Cuomo's construct, for better or worse

Liz Benjamin: Westchester Democratic leader sets Jan. 9 for vote on nominee to run for George Latimer's state senate seat (NY State of Politics)
New York Post: Cuomo signs executive order allowing homeowners to pay 2018 school & property taxes early, so they can be deducted from this year's tax returns 
New York Times: With Cuomo assist, homeowners rush to pay taxes before December 31
Gotham Gazette: Congratulations & consternation as City Council ends term
Daily News: De Blasio signs bill giving tax break to some small businesses
Ryan Whalen: Cuomo to introduce election reform package (NY State of Politics)
Gotham Gazette: 33 of 51 2018 City Council members support rules reform, including enhanced ability of Council members to get bills drafted
Gale Brewer & Letitia James: NYC Charter needs a thoughtful revamp (Daily News)

Will Bredderman: Real estate donors gave $63K to Corey Johnson in 2017 (Crain's)
Indypendent: The muckraker vs. the muck: Ross Barkan runs against sleazy state senator Marty Golden
Daily News: De Blaz says City will investigate cop-impersonating Marty Golden's parking placard
City & State: This Week's Winners & Losers


Carl Campanile: Manufacturer bails on Cuomo's $90 million upstate factory, without paying any penalty; state now must spend another $15 million on new tenant (New York Post)
Chris Bragg: Six doctors sue Crystal Run, citing $400K in donations to Gov. Cuomo's campaign (Capitol Confidential)
Alan Chartock: Could Andrew Cuomo lose his re-election race next year? It could happen (The Saratgoian)
Carl Campanile: Tiny Independence Party gives Cuomo early endorsement, without waiting to see who Republican candidate will be (New York Post)
Tom Precious: Expect to hear Andrew Cuomo's name at January corruption trial of his crony Joe Percoco (Buffalo News)
Journal News: Westchester legislature overrides Astorino's veto of county budget


City Limits/Gotham Gazette: Exit interview with term-limited City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito


New York Times: How cuts in basic subway upkeep can make your commute miserable



Mike McKee
Tenants' PAC

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