Posts Tagged ‘Gov. David Paterson’

Gov. Signs Illegal Hotels Bill

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By Alice Robb A new law will protect New York City tenants and tourists from the dangers of illegal hotels. The bill, sponsored by State Senator Liz Krueger and Assembly Member Richard Gottfried, was signed into law July 23 by Governor David Paterson. For decades, landlords have exploited ambiguous wording in state and city laws [&hellip
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Paterson Housing Plan

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Neither tenants nor landlords like governor’s proposed legislation By Dan Rivoli With the state’s rent stabilization laws set to expire next year, Gov. David Paterson announced a package of proposals that would change when landlords can charge market rate for regulated apartments. The package also addresses the uncertainty of how the Stuyvesant Town ruling on [&hellip
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The Right Reforms

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Say what you will about Gov. David Paterson’s political missteps, the man has some good ideas for government reform. And the Legislature needs to stop proffering straw man arguments opposing them. In his Jan. 6 State of the State speech, Paterson laid out an ambitious plan of long overdue regulations to whip Albany back into [&hellip
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