Assemblyman Steve McLaughlin (R,C,I-Schaghticoke) today called on Assembly Speaker Heastie to end his unwavering fascination for striking a rent control deal that will benefit only a fraction of New York State’s population. McLaughlin said it would be misguided to ignore the needs of 17 million other New Yorkers who don’t rent in New York City.
“In early February, Speaker Heastie promised a ‘New York State that prospers for all’,” McLaughlin said. “I know this may come as a shock to many Assembly Democrats, but there are actual New Yorkers who live north of the Tappan Zee Bridge and they have needs too. Proclaiming the only issue as ‘rent, rent, rent and more rent’ is very misguided and the antithesis of his inclusive approach a mere four months ago. How is it that the priorities of 2 million outweigh the needs of 17 million? With only hours left in this year’s session, I am asking Assembly leaders to consider the struggles of the millions of us not living in New York City apartments and enact a permanent property-tax cap.”
Assemblyman McLaughlin represents the 107th district, which consists of parts of Rensselaer, Columbia and Washington counties. For more information,
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