In a recently released video, Governor Andrew Cuomo says it would be “a crisis of our state” if the state legislature fails to extend rent laws beyond their scheduled June 15 expiration date (see video above).
He states his unwavering support for the extension and strengthening of rent regulation rules which limit what landlords can charge in over 1 million New York City and suburbs apartments.
In March, Cuomo abandoned a plan to include the extension as well as a limit on local property taxes in the state buget in the face of Republican opposition.
Last month, the State Assembly approved an extension but the issue has gone relatively unnoticed in the Senate. [NYT]