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De Blasio Meeting With State Lawmakers On Rent, Schools

ALBANY, N.Y. (CBSNewYork/AP) -- Mayor Bill de Blasio is traveling to Albany to make his case for renewing mayoral control of city schools, strengthening the city's rent regulations and changing a tax break for real estate developers to require more affordable housing.

The mayor plans to meet with top lawmakers Wednesday in the state Capitol.

De Blasio Meeting With State Lawmakers On Rent, Schools

The mayor's visit comes at a critical time for lawmakers. The laws governing New York City's rent rules, the tax break and the policy giving the mayor control of local schools are set to expire, and lawmakers hope to take up each issue before adjourning for the year next month.

"It's just to go and talk through the vision and hear their concerns and continue to work together looking towards the resolution of these issues over the next three weeks or so," de Blasio told reporters, including WCBS 880's Rich Lamb on Tuesday.

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