Tag: Lobbying and Lobbyists

Inside the Stealth Campaign for ‘Responsible Rent Reform’

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] ALBANY — The campaign has all the hallmarks of a grass-roots effort: boisterous rallies, emotional testimonials and appeals to remember working-class New Yorkers, as lawmakers weigh a total rewrite of New York City’s rent laws. But the campaign’s organizers are […]

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Tech Giants Amass a Lobbying Army for an Epic Washington Battle

WASHINGTON — Faced with the growing possibility of antitrust actions and legislation to curb their power, four of the biggest technology companies are amassing an army of lobbyists as they prepare for what could be an epic fight over their futures. Initially slow to develop a presence in Washington, the tech giants — Amazon, Apple, […]

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This Drug Could End H.I.V. Why Hasn’t It?

Listen and subscribe to our podcast from your mobile device: Via Apple Podcasts | Via RadioPublic | Via Stitcher Dr. Robert Grant developed a treatment — a daily pill known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP — that could stop the AIDS crisis. We look at why that hasn’t happened. [For an exclusive look at how […]

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Dozens Arrested at State Capitol as Rent Debate Escalates

ALBANY — The conflict over New York City’s rent laws turned raucous on Tuesday as hundreds of tenant activists flooded the State Capitol, leading to scuffles and dozens of arrests. For months, activists have cast a looming rewrite of New York’s rent laws as a once-in-a-generation battle. The state law that regulates almost one million […]

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What to Know About Prince Mohammed bin Zayed, the Arab Ruler Swaying Trump

The United Arab Emirates has fewer citizens than Rhode Island, but its de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Zayed of Abu Dhabi, is widely regarded as one of the most influential Arab leaders in Washington and across the Middle East. He may be the richest man in the world: He controls sovereign wealth funds […]

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