Congressional Democrats representing New York City are urging Gov. Kathy Hochul to “take the necessary actions” within her power to extend the state’s eviction moratorium, which is set to expire at the end of August, according to a letter first obtained by Spectrum News NY1.
More than 60 Democratic members of Congress on Friday pleaded with leadership to pass a new eviction moratorium after the Supreme Court struck down a similar freeze ordered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) earlier this month.
On Thursday afternoon, around 150 activists and women’s rights leaders from across the country gathered in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, across from the U.S. Senate, to rally for removal of the arbitrary timeline placed in the preamble of the Equal Rights Amendment.
A new law in New York that’s designed to curb bank overdraft fees may not have much muscle on its own, but some observers believe it could be a harbinger of broader reform.
New York Democratic Rep. Carolyn Maloney released a climate plan today that includes revitalizing air quality controls, monitoring environmental justice investments and targeting “peaker” power plants that strain the electric grid.
In 1971 — exactly 50 years ago — the indomitable feminist and fellow New Yorker, Rep. Bella Abzug, introduced a bill to establish Aug. 26 as Women’s Equality Day. The holiday commemorates the Aug.