Most cities do not sell their tax liens to a private trust. Many have programs which help homeowners pay off their debt and repair their neglected rental properties. Other cities also allow nonprofits to buy back the lien and then work out a payment plan with the property owner.
The House has passed an updated Water Resources Development Act that the Senate is expected to approve soon. The bill would address major criticisms of a stalled Army Corps of Engineers study of how to protect New York City from rising seas.
The Trump administration’s vaccination plan would require handing over personal information to get the potentially life-saving shot.
The mayoral field has grown in recent weeks, but the first dose of public financing will be based on who had what in mid-July.