De Blasio Outlines Plans to Make NYC America's 'Fairest' Big City - NBC New York

De Blasio Outlines Plans to Make NYC America's 'Fairest' Big City

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    Mayor de Blasio outlined his progressive platform for New York City Tuesday night in the first State of the City address of his second term.

    De Blasio announced a bevy of plans to make the New York the "fairest big city in America" as he wraps up his second and final term as mayor. 

    In the hourlong speech at the historic Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, de Blasio called for campaign finance reform and changes to the voter registration process.

    "We cannot be the fairest big city in America if we have some of the most unfair and exclusionary election laws of any state in the country," said de Blasio, who cannot run for re-election. 

    The mayor also advocated for universal preschool for 3-year-olds, more affordable housing, increased access to mental health care and reforms to the New York City Housing Authority.

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