Scott Stringer finds a way to tie the recent violence in Times Square to…the state budget.
In a public statement, Stringer said:
“One thing is becoming increasingly clear – the city cannot withstand the draconian cuts proposed by the state to our budget. If there was ever a prime example that we need more resources to combat crime, this is it. We need Albany to do the right thing and pass a budget that won’t place New Yorkers in harm’s way.”
Stringer, a 2013 mayoral candidate, spent years in Albany, and since leaving has taken few opportunities to defend his former colleagues.