McKee's Media, 8/27/2021


John Kruzel: U.S. Supreme Court blocks Biden's eviction moratorium on 6-3 vote (The Hill)
Adam Liptak, Hundreds of thousands of tenants at risk of being put out of their homes (NY Times)

New York Times: As White House braces for Supreme Court decision, only 11 percent of rental assistance funds have been distributed
Daily News/AP: Treasury Dept. says that states and localities have distributed only 11 percent of billions in rent relief funds; millions of tenants at risk of eviction
NYS's ERAP: David Brand: Good government groups urge probe of $115 million contract to outside vendor hired to implement COVID rent relief program (City Limits)
Mihir Zaveri: NYC asking rents on vacant apartments rise even as thousands struggle to pay (New York Times)
Gus Saltonstall: Lincoln Square neighborhood on Upper West Side of Manhattan has greatest number of empty apartments in NYC (Patch)REZONING
Lori Chung: Opponents and supporters of de Blasio plan to upzone SoHo & NoHo try to persuade Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer (New York 1)
Conor Dougherty: California legislature passes bill to allow duplexes on single-family lots (New York Times) (VIDEO)

The Hill: Activists detail legal fight against HUD for Philadelphia housing (VIDEO)
Kirstyn Brendlen: Three north Brooklyn community organizations express support for Two Trees waterfront towers, ask for increase in affordable units plus community jobs (Brooklyn Paper)
Rommel Ojeda: AAFE evicts 62-year-old tenant, changes locks on apartment after she and husband divorce (Patch)
Dean Moses on AAFE's evicting 62-year-old tenant; AAFE accuses protesters of smear campaign (amny)
Wendy Wright: City of Rochester clear homeless encampment, sweeps people and their possessions away (Spectrum News) (VIDEO)

New Governor Kathy Hochul
Zach Williams: Kathy Hochul picks Sen. Brian Benjamin for Lt. Governor (City & State)
Rebecca Lewis: Six things to know about Brian Benjamin, Hochul's pick for lieutenant governor (City & State)
Janki Chadha: Hochul faces eviction crisis, dysfunctional rental aid program (Politico NY)
Alyssa Katz: New York's new governor Kathy Hochul wants you to forget some things (New Republic Soapbox)
New York Times interview with new Gov. Kathy Hochul
Susan Arbetter: Kathy Hochul, New York's first female governor, following the macho Cuomo (NY State of Politics)
City Limits: Who are the key players in Gov. Kathy Hochul's administration?
Caroline Lewis: Can Hochul turn around the NYS Health Dept. without firing its commissioner? (Gothamist)
Carl Campanile: Embattled NYS Health Commissioner Howard Zucker is all for transparency now that Cuomo is gone (New York Post)

Former Gov. Cuomo and Ethics
Greg Smith: Hochul reviewing $5 million in legal and P.R. bills racked up by Cuomo in sexual harassment, nursing home probes (The City)
Carmen Vintro: "A Machiavellian manipulator": Senate Deputy Majority Leader Mike Gianaris on Andrew Cuomo's downfall and what's next (Gotham Gazette)
New York Post: Oh, Captain! Staffers say Cuomo's dog has as much bite as the former governor
Nick Reisman: Steve Cohen, another Cuomo advisor implicated in attempt to discredit governor's accuser, resigns from state job (NY State of Politics)
Washington Post: Time's Up CEO Tina Tchen resigns after revelations that her private consultations with Cuomo's office over countering sexual harassment accusations were more extensive than previously known
Zach Williams: Cuomo's first go at a political comeback (City & State)
Chris Bragg: Senate committee hears testimony on state's lackluster ethics agency JCOPE; former commissioner describes inspector general's report on 2019 leak to Cuomo as "incompetent or corrupt" (Albany Times Union)
Joe Mahoney: Legislators, advocates say that corruption has flourished under JCOPE, should be replaced by new ethics agency independent of the governor (Press Republican)
Bernadette Hogan: JCOPE chair testifies that agency has the power to claw back Cuomo's $5 million book deal profits (New York Post)
Nick Reisman: Under attack by legislature, JCOPE finally makes criminal referral over alleged 2019 leak to Cuomo (NY State of Politics)
Chris Bragg: JCOPE votes to ask A.G. to conduct criminal probe of alleged leak to Cuomo; Cuomo appointees abstain (Albany Times Union)
Zach Williams: Even JCOPE gets on board the ethical zeitgeist train (City & State)

Sam Shead: Airbnb says it will temporarily house 20,000 Afghan refugees (CNBC) (VIDEO)

 Jeff Coltin: New York City Council staff union is officially recognized after 21-month campaign (City & State)

Jake Offenhartz: End of federal unemployment benefits after Labor Day could bring disaster (Gothamist)

Gotham Gazette: GOP County chair vs. progressive educator as Republicans try to hold lone City Council seat in Queens

Rebecca Lewis: The extreme power over the budget process handed to the governor by Silver v. Pataki (City & State)

New York Times: Where's Eric Adams? Meeting donors, from the Hamptons to the Vineyard

Peter Coy: Inflation could stay high next year, and that's OK (New York Times Opinion)

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