‘A win’ is a win? Hochul defends ‘Good Cause’ protections in state budget amid tenant advocate criticism

Gov. Kathy Hochul on Wednesday said tenant advocates incensed by the modified version of “Good Cause Eviction” included in the burgeoning state budget deal she announced earlier this week should see it as “a win.”

During a Wednesday morning interview on WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show, Hochul defended the watered down version of Good Cause legislation included in the tentative budget deal, arguing it will impose stronger tenant protections than are currently in place.