New York AG Asks Feds for More Airline Oversight

New York AG Asks Feds for More Airline Oversight

New York State Attorney General Letitia James has joined the growing chorus of politicians pleading with the federal government to provide more oversight of the troubled airline industry. With carriers worldwide in the midst of an unprecedented crisis involving almost daily delays and cancellations, James said domestic airlines should not be selling tickets on flights … Read more

Grassroots group campaigns for Airbnb regulations

housing regulation campaign press conference

Brahvan Ranga, political director for grassroots group For the Many, says that the number of vacation rentals in the region has exploded in recent years. “Outside of New York City, Ulster County is the number one county in the state for Airbnb revenue,” Ranga said. “Dutchess County is third; Orange County is seventh.” That’s why … Read more

Higgins Requests Meeting On Canadian Under-Used Property Tax

Higgins Requests Meeting On Canadian Under-Used Property Tax

BUFFALO, NY — The Canadian government proposed a new additional 1% property tax in its 2021 budget document for residential real estate owned by non-resident, non-Canadians and classified as vacant or under-used. While the document recommended the rule effective for the 2022 calendar year, the government had not made it official until last month. “I … Read more