NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — As Mayor Bill de Blasio returns from his family vacation, the differences of opinion between the mayor and Gov. Andrew Cuomo continue, and so does their sniping.

As 1010 WINS’ Juliet Papa reported, de Blasio left for vacation letting Cuomo have it and he came back taking a stand after measured innuendo from Cuomo in their war of words on ways of governance.

“I’m very comfortable with the right use of compromise in government,” de Blasio said Thursday. “What I’m not comfortable with is business as usual in Albany.”

And the mayor has used that unflattering phrase quite often to suggest the wheeling and dealing ways, Papa reported.

De Blasio said when the people spoke up, they got universal pre-kindergarten and rent regulations, but his plan for permanent control of the city’s schools didn’t pan out.

“An issue that should be considered as something above the fray was turned into political football and that’s not fair to the children of this city, and I think the people are going to remember that,” the mayor said.

The mayor also rejected the offer from former Sen. Al D’Amato to attend a pasta peace summit, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.

“I personally am trying to lose weight so I’m staying away from pasta,” de Blasio said. “But I do appreciate the good will offer.”

D’Amato offered to throw what he dubbed the pasta summit to get Cuomo and de Blasio together.

But the mayor promised he will be talking with the governor, adding he looks forwarding to getting real work done.

“My job is to defend the interest of the people of this city. When Albany hears the needs of the people of this city and acts I say amen,” he said. “When Albany doesn’t listen to what people in the city needs and doesn’t act I will fight. It’s as simple as that.”

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