Four Takeaways From NYC’s Democratic Comptroller Debate

Although overall more tame than the most recent Democratic and Republican debates for mayor, Wednesday’s event was not without fireworks. Within the first few minutes, Caruso-Cabrera, who ran for Congress against Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in 2020, attacked Council Speaker Corey Johnson for New York City’s swelling budget.

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Opinion: Addressing New York’s Systemic Inequities Will Be Core to its COVID Recovery

‘We cannot repeat the mistakes of the past, where recoveries after the Great Recession, the Sept. 11 attacks, and the early 90s recession exacerbated systemic inequities rather than addressing them. And the people to determine a new direction cannot be the same people who benefit the most from the status quo.’