First Deputy Shorris: "Unique Alignment" to Address Inequality in NYC
Monday, December 16, 2013
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.