6.2.2016 Articles of Interest



Gotham Gazette: What issues might be in end-of-session Big Ugly bill?


City & State: Little progress in Albany on deal to revive 421-a tax giveaway to developers


Tom Waters: Ending eviction bonus for vacant apartments will ease rent burdens on low income tenants (New York Slant)


New York Times: State I.G. finds that Board of Elections spokesman, not governor's office, leaked documents re investigation into de Blasio's fundraising


Daily News: Bronx Dem Party treasurer subpoenaed in probe into Speaker Carl Heastie's spending


Gotham Gazette: Questions swirl around Cuomo's hiring of "independent" investigator to review Buffalo Billion & other upstate economic development grants


New York Post: U.S. Attorney warns Cuomo's "independent" investigator to stay away from Buffalo Billion probe


Daily News: Schneiderman & Bharara working together on Buffalo Billion probe


Newsday: New subpoenas issued to Cuomo's top staffers Mulrow & Malatras in federal probe into state contracts


Albany Times Union: The tangled web between lobbyist Todd Howe & Cuomo administration


Wall Street Journal: Emails show lobbyist Todd Howe had deep links to governor


Daily News: 81 percent of NY voters think Albany should focus on ending corruption


Gotham Gazette: City budget negotiations enter the home stretch


Daily News editorial slams GOP senate leader Flanagan for refusing to close LLC loophole


Gotham Gazette: Tenant members resign from Westchester rent board in protest


New York Times: Picture the Homeless asks human rights commission to stop police from harassing homeless people


Daily News: De Blasio will use 1962 Spiegel law to withhold rent from slumlords


DNA Info: De Blasio will return $32K in suspect campaign donations 


Gotham Gazette: Keith Wright runs as tenant champion, to mixed reviews


ProPublica: How Rudy Giuliani & Joe Bruno gave landlords a tax break while allowing them to defy rent stabilization rules


State of Politics: Democratic challengers criticize GOP state senators for voting against relief for victims of childhood sex abuse


City & State: Last Week's Winners & Losers



Daily News: Willie Rapfogel in work-release program allowing him to spend five nights per week at home


NY Slant: Proposals to improve SCRIE to keep seniors in their homes


New York 1 will telecast live debate June 20 in race to replace Charlie Rangel in Congress


The Villager: Mount Sinai to close Beth Israel Hospital & possibly build smaller one


CityLab: Berlin bans short-term rentals & strengthens rent controls