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Remapping Debate: “Gov. Cuomo’s faux victory on behalf of NYC Renters”

Remapping Debate provides a good breakdown of how yesterday’s decision on rent regulation and reform is in fact a continuation of long standing policy that hurts low-income renters.

June 22, 2011 — New York Governor Andrew Cuomo may describe a tentative deal on extending rent regulation for millions of New York City tenants as one representing “significant progress,” but the reality is that he has left the trigger points at which apartments are deregulated worse for tenants than they were 14 years ago, when then-Governor George Pataki first orchestrated legislative changes designed to destroy rent regulation. The fundamental levers of deregulation that Pataki put in place are untouched by Cuomo’s paltry efforts.

Read more at Remapping Debate.

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