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Will the involvement of Glenwood Management in two major political corruption cases have a chilling effect on upcoming negotiations over rent control and development tax breaks? Some legislators privately think so.

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Glenwood, based in New Hyde Park, is not only the biggest campaign contributor in the state but also plays a role in federal cases against Assemb. Sheldon Silver (D-Manhattan) and Sen. Dean Skelos (R-Rockville Centre).

Given that backdrop, some pols think the legislature will not have the stomach only for simple renewals of rent control and two tax-break programs, J-51 and 421-a, that otherwise expire this year. No tinkering, ajust a straight up extension,a one predicted.