City Council Releases ‘35 State Budget and Legislative Priorities’

Melissa Mark-Viverito. (Photo: William Alatriste/NYC Council)

Melissa Mark-Viverito. (Photo: William Alatriste/NYC Council)

As Mayor Bill de Blasio and other advocates gather in Albany today, Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito released a report outlining the council’s legislative agenda.

The report, first detailed in the Wall Street Journal last night, includes the elimination of costly runoffs in citywide elections.

“Whether it is passing the DREAM Act, funding universal pre-k or allowing New York City to set its own minimum wage, the Council is dedicated to working with our colleagues in Albany to deliver for New York City. I am looking forward to a constructive and productive dialogue with state legislators on the important issues facing New York’s families,” Ms. Mark-Viverito said in a statement.

Many individual council members, including Ms. Mark-Viverito, are joining Mr. de Blasio in Albany to lobby the state legislature today.

View the report below: