Political scribe: Mayor’s Plan Is Same Old, Same Old
Bill de Blasio has just been reelected and already it feels like “déjà vu all over again,” says Will Bredderman at Crain’s New York. The mayor told reporters he plans to take his “mandate” to Albany and “relitigate the battles he lost in his first term”: a mansion tax, a millionaire’s tax, more pre-K funding and rent-law reforms. But insiders say de Blasio “is weaker now than ever in the state capital” — and pushing those proposals will rankle Senate Republicans as well as Gov. Cuomo. Meanwhile, the mayor reportedly is looking to form a federal political-action committee — an “eerie reminder” of his past political fundraising that triggered multiple criminal probes.