Liu pushes for higher minimum wage, free CUNY tuition for top students
Saying the city will face many financial woes over the next couple of years, City Comptroller John Liuoffered ideas Thursday he said will ease the burden on hard-working New Yorkers.
During his state of the city speech Thursday, Liu, said the Big Apple may face a $2.7 billion gap in the 2014 fiscal year.
"In times like these, it's not just managing the money - it's managing the impossible," he said.
Liu, who's mulling a run for mayor next year, said he would push the city to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $11.50 an hour over five years and offering the top 10% of public high school graduates free tuition to CUNY colleges.