Updated July 1, 2015 8:40 a.m.
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Bill de Blasio unleashed a bitter and ugly blast at Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday, accusing him of seeking to undermine the city’s agenda and doling out political retribution.READ MORE: Suspected Human Remains Found In Florida Wildlife Preserve Where Authorities Are Searching For Brian Laundrie
Speaking to reporters at City Hall just before he leaves on a family vacation, de Blasio said he believes the Democratic governor holds substantial influence over the Republican-led Senate’s leadership, which led to several measures the mayor had been pushing for during the recent legislative session being watered down.
De Blasio, also a Democrat, had hoped for tougher rent regulations than what was passed. He was seeking a total overhaul of a tax break for real estate developers, which the Legislature agreed to extend for six months. He didn’t want more charter schools; lawmakers authorized 50 new ones. And he sought permanent mayoral control of city schools, but a minimum of three years; he received a one-year extension.