On stimulus spending, Andrew Yang says take it easy – but City Hall and Stringer have other ideas

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Don’t spend it all in one place!

Mayoral candidate Andrew Yang made that suggestion to the de Blasio administration on Monday, but it was not exactly welcomed with open arms by either mayor’s press secretary or the city’s accountant (and one of Yang’s rivals in the mayoral race), Comptroller Scott Stringer.

Yang, in front of City Hall, urged Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City Council to take up his recommendation that the $6 billion granted to the city through the American Rescue Act to make up for funding shortfalls due to COVID-19 should be spaced out over a period of years to prevent future deficits.

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