NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio outlined his vision for New York City and offered a glimpse into his signature goal of fighting the city’s widening income inequality gap.
In his State of the City address at LaGuardia Community College in Queens on Monday, de Blasio said he plans to ask state lawmakers next week for the power to raise the minimum wage.READ MORE: Gov. Hochul Signs 'Less Is More Act,' Says Nearly 200 People On Parole Will Be Released From Rikers Friday
“We want to ensure that New Yorkers aren’t relegated to the ranks of the poor when putting in a full week’s work,” he said. “We will send a powerful signal to the people of New York that we honor work and that we are committed to making work pay.”