Is tension inevitable between Albany and NYC? Or is it just that there’s a new mayoral administration and an election-year governor, and press and politicos shining the spotlight in search of every conflict? As Mayor de Blasio seeks to fulfill campaign promises and pursue the agenda that got him elected, a popular Governor Cuomo has his own program to fulfill. Will the city and state collaborate? Or will diverging fiscal and political priorities cause more conflict, more publicly than in the past?
- Michael Benjamin, political columnist, New York Post; former NYS Assemblyman (D-Bronx)
- Bill Hammond, political columnist, New York Daily News
- Thomas Kaplan, political reporter, The New York Times
- Liz Krueger, New York State Senator (D-Manhattan)
- Andrew White, director, Center for New York City Affairs, The New School
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