First Deputy Shorris: "Unique Alignment" to Address Inequality in NYC

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Anthony Shorris

With a strong progressive caucus in the City Council and a Cuomo administration vowing to collaborate with new Mayor Bill de Blasio, first deputy Anthony Shorris says there is "a unique alignment" to address inequality in New York City. Shorris re-iterated that the top de Blasio priority is universal pre-K, but said that housing and medical access policies were close behind. As to whether wealthier New Yorkers may resent the de Blasio focus on inequality, Shorris asserted that there is a "progressive business community" in the city that also cares about closing the wealth gap.