Tuesday, March 17, 2020

McKee's media - housing in the time of COVID 19 - 3/17/2019

ARTICLES OF INTEREST TO TENANT ADVOCATES:


EVICTIONS SUSPENDED
STUY TOWN, KUSHNER, ZONING

ALBANY TRYING TO WORK FAST on BUDGET, COVID19
Karen DeWitt: Efforts to get state budget done early, as two state lawmakers fall ill with coronavirus (NPR) (AUDIO)
Cayla Harris: State legislature cancels Monday session, will return later (Albany TImes Union)
Michelle Gittelman & David Siffert: Albany must tax the ultra-rich to break Cuomo's austerity regime (Albany Times Union OpEd)
Nick Reisman: A coronavirus to-do list awaits Albany lawmakers (NY State of Politics)
Zach Williams: Negotiations on three-way budget deal are complicated by lack of agreement on controversial issues (City & State)
Denis Slattery: Despite health emergency, Cuomo insists that state budget should include $3 billion environmental bond, legalization of marijuana & cutbacks to bail reforms (Daily News)
Ethan Geringer-Sameth: Cuomo suspends aspects of the NYS Open Meetings Law, government agencies will be able to meet remotely (Gotham Gazette)
Cayla Harris: Amid pandemic, business as usual in Albany -- at least for Monday -- as State Capitol is closed to visitors (Capitol Confidential)
Fred Mogul: Albany grapples with budget as coronavirus tightens grip on economy (Gothamist/WNYC)
Buffalo News: Cuomo lashes out at federal bill to bring extra $6.7 billion in Medicaid funds to NYS, because it prevents him from shifting costs to localities
Karen DeWitt: Despite virus fears, some Albany lobbyists lobby on (NPR) (AUDIO)


ELECTIONS POSTPONED
Emily Ngo: New York wrestles with how to hold elections in a pandemic (New York 1) (VIDEO)
Denis Slattery: Cuomo issues executive order reducing number of signatures needed to qualify for ballot (Daily News)

ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF CLOSINGS
Joe Anuta: Comptroller Scott Stringer estimates that closing restaurants, bars & theatres will cost NYC $3.2 billion in lost tax revenue (Politico NY)
Jake Offenhartz: As bars & restaurants close, service workers wonder how they will survive (Gothamist)
Clayton Guse: Unemployment website repeatedly crashes as people are suddenly out of work across the state (Daily News
New York Times editorial: The companies putting profits ahead of public health
Ross Barkan: Coronavirus proves socialists are right: we need universal health care, paid sick leave & a stronger social safety net (City & State OpEd)

JUDGE STRIKES "APPOINTED COMMISSION" in CAMPAIGN FINANCE LAW
Samar Khurshid: Judge strikes down new campaign finance law, rules that governor & legislature cannot delegate an appointed commission to make such sweeping changes (Gotham Gazette)
Daily News editorial: Judge was right to knock out dicey campaign finance law imposed by an appointed panel
ETHICS

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