Rent Laws to Get an Extension
June 15th, 2011

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has offered a bill that would extend rent laws until 3 p.m. on Friday. A message of necessity has been attached so both houses are expected to act on the bill tonight. If the legislature doesn’t vote the rent laws will expire at midnight. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Democratic legislators and tenant advocates all say that there won’t be any major catastrophe if the laws do expire. A temporary extension of the laws will be seen as a victory for Senate Republicans who want to see a straightforward extension of the laws rather than the strengthening that tenant advocates are pushing for.

However, Cuomo promised earlier today that he will keep legislators in Albany until they manage to pass a bill extending and strengthening the rent laws. Negotiations on the bill will come to a head just as the legislators try to wrap up all the major legislation they have put off until now–including same-sex marriage and a property tax cap.

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