Construction union bosses are launching a new push to stifle affordable housing in New York City.
Led by the Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York, the unions are demanding a virtual monopoly on housing construction and the ability to pay some of their workers more than $200,000 per year in prevailing wages and benefits....MORE
In a survey of developers and housing agencies, the New York State Association for Affordable Housing found that 2,935 units of affordable housing currently on the drawing board have been placed in limbo by the inability of Cuomo and lawmakers to reach a deal on how to dole out the $2 billion before the Legislature's session ended last month. Full story HERE.
The Legislature adjourned the 2016 legislative session in the early morning hours of Saturday, June 18th. The Governor and Legislature reached agreement on several bills such as those that provide: new ethics and campaign finance requirements; opioid prevention and treatment; testing of school drinking water supplies for lead; regulation of on-line fantasy sports; and restaurants and bars with the authority to serve alcohol on Sunday mornings. The results related to affordable housing were mixed - with several accomplishments, but significant work left to do...MORE
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