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De Blasio and Hochul Bill Taxpayers for Puerto Rico ‘Somos’ Conference Jaunt

From Attorney General Letitia James to Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez, most New York officials are relying on private funds to attend the annual political summit. Two notable exceptions: the current governor and the current NYC mayor.

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De Blasio Blames His Failure to Pay 2017 Legal Bill on the 2020 Pandemic

The mayor, who owes $435,000 to a law firm that lobbies the city, promised to repay the debt "over time" after citing the COVID crisis. Meanwhile, he’s still refusing to reimburse taxpayers $320,000 for his presidential campaign NYPD security.

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Mayor de Blasio’s $1 Million Bill: He Owes Lawyers, Lobbyists and Taxpayers

The mayor, who’s eying a run for governor, will leave office with debts ranging from legal bills from probes of his fundraising tactics to his tab for using NYPD security during his short-lived presidential campaign, THE CITY’s examination found.

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De Blasio Refuses to Pay $320K Running Bill for Presidential Campaign NYPD Security

The mayor secretly asked whether taxpayers could pick up the tab for his police detail as he traversed the country — and was told no. He’s refusing to pony up, and has little campaign cash on hand as he flirts with a run for governor.

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FEC Raises New Questions Over De Blasio Campaign Spending

The mayor’s federal Fairness PAC may have violated the law by accepting a $123,000 donation from his presidential campaign.

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State Fines Developers for Their ‘Gifts’ to Mayor de Blasio

On the day the mayor who would be president floated a national campaign finance reform plan, his fundraising tactics trailed him at home once again.

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City OKed Hotel Plan After Developer Hosted de Blasio Fundraiser

The hotel plan, which dates to 2017, was approved days after Michael Cheng and associates brought in big bucks for de Blasio’s PAC, records show.

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Complaint Hits de Blasio on Campaign Finance ‘Shell Game’

A nonpartisan watchdog group cites THE CITY’s reporting in FEC complaint charging the mayor flouted federal campaign donation and spending rules.

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Hotel Owners Seeking City Hall Help Threw a $90K de Blasio Fundraiser

The Chelsea Hotel team, which needs approval for renovations, collected checks for the mayor from Barry Diller, Diane von Furstenberg and others.

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Bill de Blasio’s PACs for Dems Helped His Run, Records Show

The mayor’s federal and state political action committees have spent nearly $1.2 million — but only $200,000 went to other candidates or committees.

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Chelsea Hotel Steers Donations to de Blasio While Seeking Construction OK

The historic hotel’s owners helped raise $57,400 for the mayor’s presidential campaign and PACs while trying for approval of overhaul tenants oppose.

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MAYORAL MATH: De Blasio Claims Campaign Video Isn’t a Campaign Expense

The video was paid for by a state PAC the mayor used for fundraising and spending before his presidential run — an approach that’s raised questions.

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Bill de Blasio Tapped His State PAC for White House Hopes

The mayor’s team set up the committee to help Democrats win election in New York. But it helped in the run-up to his campaign, records show.

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Mayor Pete Pays for Own Security as Mayor Bill Bills NYC

While de Blasio make taxpayers foot the expense bills of the cops who follow him on campaign jaunts, Indiana’s Buttigieg picks up his own tab.

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New Campaign Travel Costs for de Blasio NYPD Guards Revealed

Taxpayers’ tab for the mayor’s security detail for presidential campaign travel started two months before his official announcement, records show.

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Absentee Mayor’s Blackout Blitz Adds to Taxpayer Tab

When part of Manhattan was plunged into darkness, de Blasio’s publicly-funded NYPD security team had to book pricey last-minute rooms and flights.

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De Blasio Cross-Country Presidential Run Takes NYC Taxpayers for a $100K Ride

The mayor and his wife’s NYPD security details have cost New Yorkers at least $100,000 in campaign travel so far, an analysis by THE CITY found.

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Progressive Promises: Bill de Blasio’s New York City Record

The mayor of America’s biggest city touts accomplishments from Pre-K to policing as he readies for the campaign trail. Here’s how he’s delivered.

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Bill de Blasio’s Unfinished Business

As he wages an expected presidential run, the mayor leaves some projects that are behind schedule or have deadlines looming. Here are seven to watch.

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The de Blasio Files: Our Eye on the Mayor

Check out some of the stories THE CITY has produced about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s fundraising and other issues that have drawn scrutiny.