New York (CNN) – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio – in his first "State of the City" address – vowed Monday to ask New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the authority to raise the minimum wage in all five boroughs and raise taxes on the wealthy.
New York City's 109th mayor also said he would expand affordable housing to thousands of lower income families, expand school programs and make municipal ID cards available to thousands of undocumented immigrants.
(CNN) - Outgoing Boston Mayor Thomas Menino wasted no time figuring out what he will be doing after he leaves office on January 6th. He plans on joining Boston University to be the co-director of the "Initiative on Cities," according to a source with knowledge of the agreement.
The longest serving mayor in Boston's history will step down at the end of his record fifth term. Menino has been Boston's mayor since 1993, and served as a city councilor prior to that.