The Upstate Downstate Housing Alliance, a coalition of activist groups advocating for tenant protections, has clearly laid out a universal rent platform consisting of seven pieces of legislation.
By Rebecca C. Lewis (City and State New York) Before the 2018 state election cycle, universal rent control was not a common phrase among New Yorkers. When the idea gained popularity, thanks to the campaigns of progressive insurgents such as Cynthia Nixon, Jumaane Williams and Julia Salazar, it seemed to some like an ill-defined pipe-dream. […]
Opposing Israel Is NOT Anti-Jewish
By Revcom.us The “Combatting BDS Act” is part of the very first bill moving through the United States Senate in 2019. It should be called the “Targeting Exposure of and Enabling Genocidal Crimes by Israel Act.” It aims to silence and criminalize—in the form of official blacklists—exposure of and opposition to genocidal crimes being committed right […]
About 19% of New York City residents, or 1.7 million people, lives in poverty
By Jim Brennan (Gotham Gazette) Right now, New York City’s government should be taking advantage of the Democratic majority in both houses of the New York State Legislature to make progress addressing the affordable housing and homelessness crisis affecting city residents. But success requires a skillful effort since the political challenge is daunting, despite overwhelming […]
"The José Peralta DREAM Act...bill will allow undocumented students to have access to the same in-state financial aid and scholarship opportunities that are granted to citizens. Education is key for society and instead of placing barriers for our youth; we should ease their academic journey," Senator Jamaal Bailey.
By New York State Senate Democratic Majority (Albany, NY) The Senate Majority Conference today passed the José Peralta New York State DREAM Act (S.1250). This legislation will allow undocumented children, who are already students in New York State, the ability to qualify for state aid for higher education, create a Dream Fund for college scholarship […]
“We want the companies our pension fund invests in to be desirable places to work for everyone,” DiNapoli.
By Office of the NY State Comptroller (Press Release) Commitment to Inclusive Workplaces Brings Strong Benefits New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced on January 16, 2019, that he has called on 49 of the largest U.S. companies, including Apple, McDonald’s, Nike and Twentieth Century Fox, to report on their inclusion of people with disabilities […]
You need to fire your landlord today. How?
BROOKLYN (Workers World Today) — Do you find yourself moving from apartment to apartment within one and two years, just to pack up and move again? Do you get annoyed with disruptive knocking, texting or calling every first day of the month for the rent? You need to fire your landlord today. How? By becoming […]
As a buyer or seller, you should know who to call to manage each aspect of the transaction.
By Equity Smart Realty Before you buy, sell or invest in real estate, know your role and know your goal. There are multiple participants in a typical real estate transaction: the buyer, seller, their respective attorneys, and the title company. Many homeowners seek the assistance of a real estate broker to negotiate the sales price […]
Over the years leading up to 2018’s blue wave phenomenon, when pressed about why New York Democrats have failed to follow suit, their reply has always come at the end of a finger pointed squarely at the Republican majority; a majority that no longer exists.
A blue wave swept through the Empire State and across Capitol Hill on Election Day, leaving a reinvigorated Democratic Party in its wake. For the first time in a decade the Democrats have regained control of the New York legislature and are now poised to implement the very bills and policies that were their rallying […]
Studies show that of the most common resolutions that are made, the ones involving more travel are more likely to be accomplished.
As we head towards the end of 2018, there are many people hoping for better days to come in the New Year. Each year millions of people compile their list of things they plan to accomplish for the New Year. Most common on people’s list of resolutions include: a desire to lose weight, save money, […]
"All terms and conditions for a card must be disclosed directly on the card and gift cards cannot expire within the first five years after purchase." - NYS Comptroller
By Office of the New York State Comptroller New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli is urging New Yorkers to read the fine print on gift cards this holiday season for details about fees and expiration dates. While some gift card sellers have done away with inactivity fees, consumers should still ask whether fees apply when […]