Silver Says Cuomo Needs to Weigh in on Rent
April 12th, 2011
Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver says that Gov. Andrew Cuomo needs to throw his weight around the get the Republican-controlled Senate to renew and strengthen rent control laws set to expire on June 15. “We need him (Cuomo) to join us and use his clout to bring together the relevant stakeholders to make it happen,” Silver said yesterday.
His comments echo those of tenant advocates who say they lost their leverage in the battle for stronger rent laws when the measure was not made part of the budget. The Assembly passed a bill yesterday to strengthen and renew the rent laws but the bill is unlikely to go anywhere as the Senate Republicans are heavily supported by real estate interests.By David King on April 12, 2011, 5:13 pm
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