Thursday, November 5, 2020

McKee's Media - Nov. 4, 2020

  


ARTICLES OF INTEREST TO TENANT ADVOCATES


STATE RENT RELIEF AND PENDING STATE RENT LAW

The Real Deal: NYS denied rent relief to 57,000 applicants, has distributed only $23 million of $100 million available
Amanda Fries: More than 60 percent of applicants for state rent relief were 

denied (Albany Times Union)

Georgia Kromrei: Bill that would give landlords a hard deadline to make court-ordered repairs awaits Gov. Cuomo's signature (The Real Deal)

THE PANDEMIC AND REAL ESTATE

The Real Deal: Predatory equity outfits raise funds to scoop up distressed properties, but still looking for distress
Nick Reisman: How the 2020 vote & the NYS budget crisis intersect (NY State of Politics)
Hugh Son: High earners in finance & tech explain why they left "the world's greatest city" (CNBC)
Boston Review: COVID-19 provides all the more reason to tax the rich
Daily News OpEd: Small property owners call for permanent end of tax lien sales
Brick Underground: Some NYC landlords offer three months of free rent to fill apartments
The Real Deal: NYC commercial property tax delinquencies jump 50 percent over last year

U.S. SUPREME COURT AND RENT LAWS
Leonard Goodman: The real reason Democrats did not stop the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett (Chicago Reader/Portside)
Kathryn Brenzel: U.S. Supreme Court shift could favor landlords in rent law challenge (The Real Deal)
D.D. Guttenplan: The U.S. Supreme Court has never been on the side of working people, but has been a reliable servant of money & power (The Nation)

STATE BUDGET
New York Post: Cuomo waiting until after election before taking budget action

STATE ELECTION
Key battles over state Senate seats are poised to come down to absentee ballots as in-person vote tallies Wednesday showed New York Republicans with leads in closely watched races.

Denis Slattery: New crop of progressive lawmakers heads to Albany (Daily News)
Edward McKinley: Republicans hold lead in enough state senate races to deny Democrats a supermajority (Albany Times Union)
Amanda Fries: Working Families Party & Conservative Party received enough votes to maintain their automatic ballot lines (Capitol Confidential)
Morgan McKay: Breakdown of preliminary votes in New York State Senate races (NY State of Politics)
City & State: Complete (but preliminary) results for state senate & assembly
Annie McDonough: New York's 2020 congressional results (City & State)

Carl Campanile: Upper East Side Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright wins re-election despite losing Democratic ballot line (New York Post)

FEDERAL ELECTION
New York Times: How long will the ballot counting drag on in New York?
Max Greenwood: Where things stand in the uncalled states (The Hill) 

Daily News editorial: Trump's reckless, premature declaration of victory threatens democracy


OTHER STATES

Lexi McMenamin: Philadelphia agrees to demands by unhoused activists to create huge Community Land Trust (ShadowProof)

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