SKDKnickerbocker co-founder Anita Dunn is a high-level advisor to President Biden as her firm underminers workers’ rights, housing justice, and climate action.
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New York lawmakers gutted reforms to widely-abused real estate subsidy immediately after enacting them
Reforms to New York’s 485-a real estate subsidy went into effect on January 1, 2021. Lawmakers gutted them six months later.
Real estate & private equity billionaires set to profit from NY clean grid investments
Clean power transmission projects planned for New York will be built and owned by Blackstone Group and Related Companies.
Cuomo fundraises with Finger Lakes billionaires as austerity cuts drive upstate NY cities towards crisis
NY governor is raising money from billionaires on promises not to raise their taxes and instead slash state funding for poor cities
Wealthy developers cash in as cost of Buffalo tax break rises to $66.9 million
Tax break for mixed-use development has been abused to force property owners and renters to pay taxes for luxury lofts
“Green” businessman is Buffalo area’s top Trump 2020 donor
Jon Williams is hailed as a green energy hero, but he is not the environmental champion his public image portrays
Williams pipeline support highlights Environmental Defense Fund’s long, cozy relationship with fracking pseudoscience
Corporate-friendly environmental group has a long history of elevating fracking industry talking points disguised as empirical research
Buffalo developer Nick Sinatra owes over $800k in taxes despite generous public subsidies
Nick Sinatra owes at least $827,382.80 on 42 properties in Erie County. He has received nearly $1.5 million in public subsidies.
Oil pipeline company spends heavily on Cuomo-tied lobbying firm
PAI’s most recent report showed how companies behind major New York State natural gas infrastructure projects have been increasing lobbying expenditures and contracting with firms tied to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s family and administration. This trend is not confined to the natural gas sector: at least one oil infrastructure company is employing the same …
Cuomo “shackled” to fracking lobby?
In early September, Unshackle Upstate, a pro-business lobbying group based in Rochester, New York, announced a proposal to cut taxes on upstate New York businesses, suggesting that the cuts be paid for through revenue generated by allowing natural gas production through hydraulic fracturing. Unshackle Upstate has long been a supporter of fracking in New York …
New York DEC contractor is a member of gas industry lobbying group
In a letter dated April 22, 2013, Brad Gill, the director of the Independent Oil and Gas Association (IOGA) of New York urged Governor Andrew Cuomo to “embrace the expansion of responsible natural gas development” on behalf of IOGA of New York’s members. Appended to the letter was a list of these members. Among these …