Sunday, March 24, 2019

McKee's Media - March 23, 2019


Denis Slattery: Advocates arrested in civil disobedience action demanding that Cuomo include funds for Housing Stability Support (Daily News)
Denis Slattery: Members of NY Congressional delegation urge Cuomo to include HSS funding in state budget (Daily News)

Spectrum Hudson Valley News: Kingston Common Council begins hearings on housing crisis

Alison Dell, Ximena Garnica, Michael Kozek, Michael McKee, McDavid Moore & Zefrey Throwell: Getting to truth, and solidarity, on Loft Law reform (Gotham Gazette OpEd)

TAX BREAKS AND NEW TAX ON PIEDS-A-TERRE
Matthew Haag: Amazon's tax breaks were big. Hudson Yard subsidies are much bigger (New York Times)
New York Times editorial: A pied-à-terre tax will bring revenue New York needs

NY CITY
WCBS-TV: 41 percent of New York City residents say high cost of living will force them to move out of the city within 5 years (VIDEO)

City Limits: Two Bridges neighborhood roiled by mega development, displacement
OTHER - INCLUDING CAMPAIGN FINANCE REFORM


Denis Slattery: Senate Democrats push small donor matching fund for elections to be included in final state budget; Assembly Dems waffling (Daily News)
NY Senate: VIDEO of March 20 Senate Elections Committee hearing on public financing of elections, chaired by Zellnor Myrie
Samar Khurshid: Senate Democrats & advocates refute Assembly Dems' concerns about campaign finance reform (Gotham Gazette)
New York Times editorial: Public financing of elections is best way to clean up Albany
Nick Reisman: 35 national advocacy groups call on NYS Legislature to pass small donor matching fund program for elections (NY State of Politics)
Rev. Jesse Jackson: New York, don't miss the moment on public financing of elections (Daily News OpEd)
David Goodman: 9 fundraisers in one night: Democrats vow reform, but lobbyist money still flows (New York Times)
Carl Campanile: Community groups demand Democratic Assembly Campaign Committee return $400K in real estate money (New York Post)
  
Denis Slattery: Liz Krueger says Senate Dems support keeping tax credit for film production despite Cuomo's call to cut it (Daily News)
Denis Slattery: Hotel workers union pushes end to cash bail, other sweeping criminal justice reforms (Daily News) (VIDEO)
Daily News: Cuomo says bail reform will be in budget, but details still to be determined
Nick Reisman: Legislature approves speed cameras for 750 NYC school zones (NY State of Politics)
Albany Times Union: Massive Albany rally as health care workers protest Medicare cuts (PHOTOS)
Luke Elliott-Negri: Democrats should thank the Working Families Party, instead of trying to put it out of business (Daily News OpEd)
Brooklyn Daily Eagle: Demands for racial impact studies grow amid de Blasio rezonings
Vivian Wang: Yuh Line-Niou, Alessandra Biaggi & Jessica Ramos share progressive values & an Albany apartment (New York Times)

Nick Reisman: Legislature approves speed cameras for 750 NYC school zones (NY State of Politics)
Zach Williams: Making sense of the legislative pecking order (City & State)

New York Times: NYC will add 4 statues of women to fix gender gap in public art
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/06/nyregion/women-statues-nyc.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Timesunion_Capcon
GlobeSt: DiNapoli says three NYS cities & seven villages are in fiscal stress

Patch: De Blasio sets special election to replace Jumaane Williams in City Council for May 14

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New York Times: Worker says Amazon fired him for speaking out about difficult working conditions at Staten Island warehouse
New York Post: Cuomo says Democrats who killed Amazon deal engaged in corruption
Samar Khurshid: Charter Revision Commission hears testimony on Public Advocate office, Law Department & ranked-choice voting (Gotham Gazette)
Rebecca Lewis: What you need to know about the NYC Charter Revision Commission (City & State)

Michelle Cottle: The outspoken women of the House shatter stereotypes as they make waves (New York Times OpEd)
  

Ross Barkan: Progressives should primary Assembly Democrats (City & State OpEd)

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