Mayor Bill de Blasio will be headed to England later this month, to appear as the international speaker at the annual conference for the Labour Party.
Mayor Bill de Blasio hosted colleagues from other cities at Gracie Mansion as they promised to push for higher wages, expanded pre-kindergarten programs and increased Internet access for poor neighborhoods.
Obama cited Census Bureau figures show that the annual earnings of women were 77 percent of what men earned in 2012, a difference that has barely budged over the past decade.
The mayor-elect is going into the meeting with some big ideas regarding federal investments into education, infrastructure.
Bill De Blasio’s ascension has created a sense of nervousness within some corners of the city’s business community, which prospered during Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 12-year reign and is fearful of more liberal policies emanating from City Hall.