Saturday, March 19, 2022

McKee's Media: March 18, 2022

Excerpted from Michael McKee's Articles of Interest to Tenant Advocates email



 421-A

Kayla Levy: Progressive politicians say end massive 421-a tax subsidy giveaway (Patch)
Greg David: Dueling 421-a claims define budget talks (The City)
 

GOOD CAUSE EVICTION

Chau Lam: 14 labor unions urge Hochul, legislative leaders to pass ban on evictions without good cause (Gothamist)

Patrick Moussignac: Rochester City Council rejects eviction reduction law (WHEC-TV) (VIDEO) 

Eriketa Cost: Rochester City Council votes against good cause eviction law (Rochester First) (VIDEO)

Amal Elhelw: Rochester tenant facing eviction grapples with failure of good cause bill (Rochester First) (VIDEO)

KIngston Wire editorial: Good cause to evict Michelle Hinchey from the state senate?

ERAP

Briana Supardi: Feds give New York nearly $120 million in rent relief funds, a fraction of what Hochul requested (WRGB)

WABC-TV: 1.5 NY households behind in utility payments; advocates call for relief in state budget (VIDEO)

ALBANY
Nick Reisman: Senate, Assembly lay out priorities in one-house budget bills, setting stage for negotiations with governor (NY State of Politics)

David Brand: Albany lawmakers proposed new Section 8-style rent subsidy using state funds (City Limits)

ELECTIONS / CANDIDATES

Nick Garber: Tenant advocate Delsenia Glover challenges pro-landlord Harlem Assembly incumbent Inez Dickens (Patch)

Denis Slattery: Ana Maria Archila gets progressive backing in lieutenant governor bid (Daily News)
Ross Barkan: New York's race for lieutenant governor has a new addition: competition (The Nation)

Michael Gartland: Jumaane Williams rolls out "Housing for All" platform (Daily News)

Albany Times Union editorial: Legislature should close loophole that allows Cuomo to spend campaign funds as if he were a candidate

Jon Levine: U.S. Rep. Jamaal Bowman faces primary challenge (New York Post)

NYCaribNews: U.S. Senate confirms Brooklyn Assembly Member Nick Perry as U.S. Ambassador to Jamaica 


ENVIRONMENT AND HOUSING


Nick Reisman: Albany lawmakers want to speed up ban on fossil fuels in construction of new buildings (NY State of Politics)

NYC AND ETHICS
Sally Goldenberg: NYC Mayor Eric Adams undoes de Blasio lobbying disclosure requirement (Politico)

HOUSING CONDITIONS & DEVELOPMENT
The City: Bronx fire survivors say City Hall's new meal provider adds insult to injury

Giavanni Alves: Building at Park Hill complex tops NYC list of Staten Island apartments with most violations (Staten Island Advance)

Kathryn Brenzel: Fight is on for "leaning" Seaport tower after mediation falls apart (The Real Deal)

New York Times: Manhattan's Chinese street signs are disappearing as Chinese population in Chinatown shrinks 

 

 

 

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