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Rent Control Package Passes in the Assembly
February 2nd, 2009

The Assembly passed a package of 10 bills on tenant and rent control protection today. Democrats in the Assembly have worked on passing such reforms for years but constantly met opposition from the Republican controlled Senate.

It is now up to the new Democratic Majority in the Senate to move on the package. Senate leadership has made no indication that they are rushing to do so. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said in a press conference that he thought some of the Republican Minority in the Senate might be supportive of the package.

Tenant advocates celebrated the passage and pledged to further lobby the Senate. Liz Benjamin has some interesting video of Silver’s conference.

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