Wednesday, March 17, 2021

McKee's Media - 3/17/2021

 


ARTICLES OF INTEREST TO TENANT ADVOCATES:

FEDERAL COURT DISMISSES LANDLORDS SUIT AGAINST HSTPA

Molly Crane-Newman: Federal judge dismisses NYC landlords' lawsuit, upholding constitutionality of 2019 rent laws (Daily News)

88 LANDLORDS SUED FOR DISCRIMINATION AGAINST VOUCHER HOLDERS
Matthew Haag: Housing Rights Initiative lawsuit accuses 88 NYC landlords of illegal discrimination in renting (New York Times)

R.I.P.  Chris Libonati: Douglas Barclay, GOP patriarch from Central New York, dead at 88 (Syracuse Post-Standard)
NOTE: Senator Barclay was sponsor of the 1975 Warranty of Habitability Law

HOTELS AND THE HOMELESS: Nicholas Slayton: Hotels can play a crucial role in long-term housing for homeless people (Shelterforce) 

TAX THE RICH - NYS BUDGET
New York Post: State Senate & Assembly release budget proposals with $7 billion in new taxes on the most affluent New Yorkers
Christopher Robbins: State lawmakers want higher taxes on the rich, but shy away from billionaires' tax (Gothamist)
Assembly Member Marcela Mitaynes: It's time for a wealth tax (The Indypendent)
Edward McKinley: New York State enters budget season: marijuana legalization, wealth tax & sports betting (Albany Times Union)
Rob Katz: From Brooklyn to Buffalo, socialists are organizing to tax the rich (The Indypendent)
Morgan McKay: Senate and Assembly pass one-house budget bills, with increased taxes on rich New Yorkers (NY State of Politics) (VIDEO)
Clayton Guse: Lawmakers sink Cuomo's plan to raid $160 million from mass transit funds (Daily News)
Tom Precious: As NYS budget bargaining begins, which Cuomo will be in the room? (Buffalo News)
Zach Williams: Three issues to watch in state budget negotiations (City & State)
Kathryn Brenzel: Real estate execs slam Senate & Assembly one-house budget proposals (The Real Deal)
Nick Reisman: What's a Big Ugly? The mothership? A guide to Albany-isms (NY State of Politics)


RELIEF FUNDS FOR EXCLUDED WORKERS (IMMIGRANTS)
Damali Ramirez: Protesters urge Long Island senators to fund excluded workers; Kevin Thomas not taking a stand (LI Herald)
Denis Slattery: Denied COVID relief, excluded workers plan hunger strike (Daily News)
Bronx News 12: Undocumented immigrants launch hunger strike over lack of "excluded worker" relief funds (VIDEO)

GOV. CUOMO UNDER FIRE
Albany Times Union editorial: It's time to go, Mr. Cuomo
Gabe Ponce de Leon: How Cuomo stole federal pandemic aid meant for schools (City & State)

Rebecca Trasiter: Abuse and power: Andrew Cuomo's governorship has been defined by cruelty that disguised chronic mismanagement. Why was that celebrated for so long? (New York Magazine Intelligencer) (MUST READING)
Carolyn Thompson: With Cuomo under fire, No. 2 Kathy Hochul treads carefully (Brooklyn Daily Eagle)
Katie Glueck: Kathy Hochul, Cuomo's loyal lieutenant, is tested as crisis engulfs him (New York Times)
Nick Reisman: Facing scandal in Albany, Cuomo hits the road (NY State of Politics)
Albany Times Union: Was Cuomo's problems with his phone a pretext for hitting on his young female staffers?
Anna Gronewold: Cuomo boasted about the large size of his hands, accuser tells investigators (Politico NY)
Michelle Goldberg: How the left made Cuomo vulnerable (New York Times OpEd)

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