Kathy Hochul to propose term limits for New York governors
Some lawmakers, including Mr. Gianaris, said most Democratic lawmakers were reluctant to change the law, although some moderate lawmakers, especially those in competitive Long Island districts, have called for revisions.
State Senator Todd Kaminsky, a Democrat who lost his candidacy for Nassau County District Attorney last month after his Republican opponent relentlessly attacked him over the issue, said he supported the award to judges more latitude to set the bond, although he acknowledged: “There is no doubt that it is a tall order to change the law.
Time and again, Ms Hochul has deftly refused to take a position on a number of politically charged issues that are seen as priorities of the left wing of the party and could give Republicans ammunition to present her as a member of the most factions. progressives in his party.
She has, for example, avoided weighing down on housing legislation known as “just cause eviction” which has gained traction, with hearings scheduled in the State Senate this month, when the moratorium on state evictions must expire. The legislation would give tenants the right to renew their leases in most cases and significantly limit the amount that landlords can increase in rents each year.
The bill, often used by the left wing as a barometer to measure progressive credentials, is strongly contested by the real estate industry and backed by Jumaane Williams, the New York public attorney, who is facing Ms.Hochul in the primary in the governor post. .
Under pressure from the left to support the bill, Hochul said in November that she “was not going to wire my positions from the start because otherwise it is not a collaborative process.”
Ms Hochul offered a similar non-binding response when asked last month about New York’s health law, which would create single-payer universal health coverage in the state, radically changing the healthcare industry. At New York. The bill faces serious obstacles, including opposition from public sector unions. Ms Hochul is trying to go to court, but he has enough Democratic co-sponsors to pass both chambers.