On Monday, Mr. Heastie said he wasn’t interested in linking the tax credit and the rent-regulation issue.
“Big bills that have things the Assembly doesn’t want is not something we’re looking to even consider,” he said. “Any deal—anything we vote on—is going to be because that’s what the conference wants, not some convoluted package where people have to vote for things they don’t want.”
Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer expressed more openness to the potential compromise than Mr. de Blasio.
Ms. Brewer, a Democrat and former City Council member, is pushing for state legislators to eliminate a provision that deregulates some apartments when they become vacant, and to eliminate a bonus-increase in an apartment’s rent that landlords can levy when regulated apartments become vacant.
“Those two issues I don’t want attached to anything,” she said in an interview. “That would be my priority. But I’m not in Albany. I know what it’s like to be in a legislative body. I’ve had to make compromises to get something through.”
Brewer doesn't want the education tax credit linked to rent regulations but if it is, oh well, what can you do?
Politics is the art of compromise, after all.
Let Brewer know what you think about her sell-out: