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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 on April 12, 2011, 5:13 pm
In category: Albany,Eye on Albany,Housing | 1 Comment »

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One Response to “Silver Says Cuomo Needs to Weigh in on Rent”

  1. chsw Says:
    April 14th, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Think of the construction and renovation industry jobs that would be generated by rent regulation’s demise. Upstate would have people move there as people would seek lower rent apartments. Also, rent reg is particularly tough on the suburban NYC ring, which shares the cost level but not the rent levels of NYC.

    Get rid of it and good riddance.

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