Wednesday, June 30, 2021

McKee's Media - June 30, 2021






ARTICLES OF INTEREST TO TENANT ADVOCATES:

(excerpted from Michael McKee's email)


Robert Barnes: U.S. Supreme Court votes 5-4 to leave CDC moratorium on evictions in place (Washington Post)

Scott Wilson: California allocates $5.2 billion to pay overdue rent for low-income residents, $6 billion to convert obsolete properties into housing for homeless Californians (Washington Post) [Compare this to the $2 billion for NY tenants.]

Sara Maslin Nir: There are jobs in the Hamptons. If only workers could afford the rent (New York Times)

David Brand: De Blasio moving thousands of homeless New Yorkers out of hotels back into congregate shelters (City Limits)

Bill Heltsel: Westchester tenants sue state housing agency over swimming pool order for reduction in services (Westchester-Fairfield Business Journal)

CITY BUDGET AND LOCAL ELECTIONS

Daily News: De Blasio previews near-$100 billion NYC "recovery" budget as protestors demand cuts to NYPD

Ross Barkan: The two paths to political strife, if Eric Adams wins NYC mayoral race, or if he loses (Political Currents)

Politico NY: Delay in final vote count in NYC mayoral race forces front runner Eric Adams into a waiting mode; Wiley & Garcia believe they can prevail

Gothamist/WNYC: First unofficial ranked-choice results are in. Adams' lead shrinks, Garcia close behind

Matt Troutman: NYC Board of Elections withdraws ranked-choice numbers, citing "discrepancy" (Patch)

Politico NY: NYC mayoral election in chaos as Board of Elections bungles first round of counting in ranked-choice voting

Ross Barkan: Throwback: The NYC Board of Elections is still terrible (Political Currents)

City & State interview with India Walton about her history-making campaign for Mayor of Buffalo
Spectrum News: Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown announces he will pursue a write-in campaign against India Walton in November election (VIDEO)

CUOMO & ETHICS
The Broadsheet: Protestors lie down in front of bulldozers to stop tree-cutting for Andrew Cuomo's latest vanity project in Battery Park City
Brendon Lyons: Law firm hired by State Assembly in impeachment probe declines to interview state troopers who guard Cuomo (Albany Times Union)
Nick Reisman: Labor & business leaders attend Andrew Cuomo's $10,000 per ticket fundraiser (NY State of Politics)
New York Post: Corporate & labor bigwigs show support for Cuomo at pricey fundraiser despite scandals
Sarah Jones: Failson Nation: Entitled children like Andrew Giuliani running for public office is a symptom of decline (New York Magazine Intelligencer)




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