It should become a part of every City Council and Mayoral candidate debate.
|Sen. Liz Krueger, standing up|
"In November, New Yorkers elected a Democratic majority with 58 percent of the vote. New Yorkers therefore have a right to expect the 'Independent Democrats' to secure floor votes this session for the progressive agenda they’ve claimed to support, including stronger gun laws, a minimum wage increase, real public campaign finance reform, the Reproductive Health Act, the New York State DREAM Act, stop-and-frisk reform, real rent reform, full funding of education aid to live up to our obligations to New York’s children, and mandate relief for struggling local governments.
|Sen. Klein, leader of breakaway group|
that gives more power to the GOP
Meanwhile, the "Independent Democratic Conference," led by State Senator Jeff Klein,has not indicated its support of real rent reform or other parts of that progressive agenda.
Through the prism of a family uprooted by Hurricane Sandy, reporter Kizzy Cox interviews tenant advocates and a Manhattan Institute opponent of rent regulation on affordable housing in New York City.