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Mayor de Blasio Comes to Albany

Last Updated by Matt Ryan on
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made his annual trip to Albany for, what is nicknamed, "Tin Cup Day." It's the process where big city mayors from across the state come before the joint budget hearing to ask for more money.

de Blasio, coming off a strong re-election win in 2017, testified for three and a half hours where he faced questions about the MTA, various housing issues, and answered several parochial issues from lawmakers. 

In this exchange, Western New York Senator and Finance Chair Cathy Young questioned why the city isn't paying more toward the capital costs for the beleaguered Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

We'll have more from Monday's hearing this weekend on your local PBS station.

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