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NYC Comptroller Stringer Runs for Mayor Vowing to Tax the Rich

Sept. 8, 2020, 5:19 PM

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer announced his candidacy for mayor Tuesday, vowing to reduce a projected $4.2 billion budget deficit next year by pushing the state to tax the rich.

“We will ask the most fortunate to pay a bit more in taxes,” Stringer said during a campaign announcement in northern Manhattan. “We asked our frontline workers to be heroes, and we are going to ask the wealthiest among us to do their part, as well.”

Scott Stringer
Photographer: Jason Carter Rinaldi/Getty Images

The announcement capped more than a year of Stringer expressing interest in a mayoral candidacy. He’s raised more than $1.3 million in ...

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