As June 2 approaches, Good Cause protestors see demonstration as last chance to save legislation


Tick. Tick. Tick. Time is running out for a host of legislative reforms that find themselves excluded from the state budget before the Legislature adjourns Thursday. One of those reform bills is Good Cause legislation which while popular amongst the public, remains in legislative limbo and likely “doomed,” according to sources.

As anxiety for advocates of Good Cause has risen, so has pressure on state politicos at their less-active local borough offices.

Roughly 100 angered tenants marched from Foley Square to the Broadway offices of Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, where they strung garlands of keys on their office doors to symbolize the thousands of keys taken from families who have been evicted from their homes — for many, a last-ditch effort demanding state lawmakers to pass “Good Cause” eviction protections before the legislative session ends on June 2.

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