New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is taking his agenda for the city to Albany.
The mayor is scheduled to address lawmakers at a budget hearing Wednesday. He’s expected to talk about his push to protect the city’s rent regulations, raise the minimum wage and make investments in affordable housing and public education.
De Blasio’s visit to the Capitol comes just weeks after Sheldon Silver stepped down as Assembly speaker. The Manhattan Democrat was one of the city’s biggest advocates in the Legislature. His replacement, Carl Heastie, is from the Bronx.
While in Albany de Blasio is expected to meet with Gov. Andrew Cuomo. The two men have a complicated relationship, and Cuomo’s support will be critical to the success of the mayor’s proposals.