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On ‘Tin Cup Day,’ Mayor de Blasio Sees a Role Reversal of Sorts

Feb 05, 2018 - The New York Times

ALBANY — Mayor Bill de Blasio’s annual pilgrimage to make New York City’s financial case before skeptical state legislators in the Capitol usually follows a predictable pattern: He asks for money; Republican lawmakers scoff.

But on Monday, Mr. de Blasio was the one rebuffing calls for increased spending, as he repeatedly rejected state officials’ calls for the city to contribute more money to the deteriorating subway system.

On what has become known as Tin Cup Day, Mr. de Bl...