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Today’s Lead: State of The City

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Details on Mayor Bill de Blasio's first State of the City address are sparse but the mayor is expected to focus on the main themes of his campaign--including income inequality and the push to tax the wealthy to fund pre-kindergarten. He is also expected to discuss living wage legislation. Gov. Andrew Cuomo who is at odds with de Blasio over his plan to fund universal pre-k won't be in attendance. Cuomo will be delivering a regional budget message in Watertown. De Blasio will deliver his speech at LaGuardia Community College in Queens. While the speech will be the focus of the New York City political world today attention will soon turn to de Blasio's first budget speech that he is set to deliver on Wednesday. 

 


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Cardinal Dolan, Catholic Bishops Suport DREAM Act (Daily News)

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LICH Sale in Limbo as Losses Mount (Crain's)

Advocates Petition De Blasio to Make Swift Stop-And-Frisk Reforms (DNAinfo)



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