New York Health Act Implications & Attorney General Debate

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Local News:

  • Gothamist detailed some of the economic and legal implications of New York’s potential passage of the New York Health Act, which would create a single-payer health care system across the state.

  • Landlords continue to avoid registering apartments as rent-stabilized while still getting tax breaks, and receive only modest fines when they are caught.

  • Tenants in Ossining, NY are campaigning for their county to opt into rent stabilization, as part of the broader fight for universal rent control across the state.

  • In an indication of the administration’s increasing willingness to regulate the private waste hauling industry, the Mayor revoked the license of a Bronx-based hauler after a string of safety violations and fatal crashes.

  • New emails show that Todd Howe, a former Cuomo aide who has plead guilty to corruption charges, had significant access to the Governor even as Cuomo tries to downplay their relationship.


  • Mayor Bill de Blasio and Tish James have both endorsed Martin Dilan over DSA endorsee Julia Salazar in the District 18 (North Brooklyn) State Senate race.

  • NY State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie established a political action committee to support various state races, including $21K for Tish James’s run for Attorney General. Donors to the “Speaker Heastie PAC” include the NYC Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association and the Real Estate Board of New York.

  • Council Member Ritchie Torres (District 15, Central Bronx) co-endorsed Zephyr Teachout after previously endorsing Tish James for Attorney General. One of the few sitting NYC electeds to endorse Teachout, Torres also joins State Senator Liz Kreuger (District 28, Upper East Side).

  • Tish James admitted that Cuomo and the State Democratic Party asked her to reject the Working Families Party ballot line in her run for Attorney General.

  • The four Democratic candidates for New York State Attorney General participated in a debate which you can watch here.

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