Council Members Hold Hearing on the Right to Counsel for Low-Income Tenants in Housing Court

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The Council Committee on Courts and Legal Service held a hearing yesterday on Intro 214-A, a bill that would require the Office of Civil Justice to establish a program for the provision of legal counsel for low-income tenants who are subject to eviction, ejectment or foreclosure proceedings. Continue reading

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Rent Justice Coalition Files Lawsuit to Defend Rent Freeze

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Tenants, housing advocates and allies convened today to file an intervention at the New York County Courthouse against the landlord group, Rent Stabilizing Association over their lawsuit looking to cancel the rent freeze on rent-stabilized apartments.  Continue reading

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Progressive Caucus Supports End of LIU Faculty Lock Out

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Progressive Caucus, electeds and advocates file briefs in support of CCRB transparency

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Today on the filing deadline, dozens of organizations and elected officials submitted amicus briefs to support the ordering of New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) to release the summary misconduct records of NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo, who killed Eric Garner. Continue reading

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Statement on NYPD Body-Worn Camera Proposal

In response to the New York City Police Department (NYPD) proposed body camera pilot, Progressive Caucus members submitted the following statement during the period of public comment. Continue reading

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