July 21, 2017

Airbnb fights back against lobby groups, demands info on their funding sources



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Democratic Assemblymember Linda Rosenthal is “confident that all of ShareBetter’s reporting requirements have been handled properly.” ALBANY — The battle between Airbnb and its critics continues to escalate.

The online home-sharing site on Monday will file a formal complaint with a state ethics panel charging that a coalition of unions, lawmakers and other Airbnb opponents has engaged in illegal and unreported lobbying.

The ShareBetter coalition, which is largely funded by the city hotel industry and its worker union, is set to fire back with its own ethics complaints against the company.

The complaint by Airbnb, prepared by David Grandeau, the former head of the old state lobbying commission and obtained by the Daily News, calls on the state Joint Commission on Public Ethics or the state Attorney General’s Office to investigate […]

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