Melissa Block Reports From New York

on the battle to reform the city's rent control regulations. Governor Pataki and Republican lawmakers in Albany have pledged to do away with the system, while housing advocates say such a drastic change would cause a huge flight of middle income and poor residents to the suburbs. The laws date back to 1947 and regulate the rents in more than a million New York City apartments.

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