Silver On Rent Extension *Update*
June 15th, 2011
As the Assembly finished up its vote on same-sex marriage legislation Speaker Sheldon Silver released a statement saying he the Assembly will pass an extension to New York’s rent laws. The same sex marriage looks to be close..but it seems that it will pass. Same-sex marriage passed by a margin of 80-63 and the Assembly approved the rent law extension by a vote of 90-42.
Here is Silver’s statement:
“The Governor has sent, and the Assembly has agreed to pass, a short-term emergency extension to New Yorkís rent laws. This extension will expire at 3 p.m. on Friday. The Assembly Majority is committed to keeping housing affordable for more than two million New Yorkers and remains focused on expanding and strengthening these laws. Thatís why the Assembly passed legislation more than a month ago to renew and expand rent laws. With the Governorís leadership we hope to convince our colleagues in the State Senate to commit to strengthening these laws so that middle class New Yorkerís are able to remain in their homes.”By David King on June 15, 2011, 9:04 pm
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