New York politics – from City Hall to Albany

Going Local: Cuomo’s Play for Consolidation

The governor's first budget offers incentives for many of the state's villages and towns to consolidate.
Sarah Laskow | June 8th, 2011
When Andrew Cuomo advocates for smaller government, he does not mean, as conservatives often do, that the government should do less. He means that the government should be ...

Deal Reached on Ethics Reform

Sarah Laskow | June 6th, 2011
On Friday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Majority Leader Dean Skelos, and Speaker Sheldon Silver announced a deal on ethics reforms, yet another of Cuomo’s legislative priorities. The ...

Rent Guidelines and the Myth of Fairness

Sarah Laskow | May 3rd, 2011
For the past month, the city’s Rent Guidelines Board has been meeting in a dingy room on the ninth floor of the Manhattan Municipal Building. The room is usually used by the ...

The Fate of Rent Regulation

Sarah Laskow | April 25th, 2011
They’re out there. You’ll hear about them occasionally. You might even know one. They might be subletting from a sublettor, but they pay $1,000 for a one-bedroom on the ...
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