Bloomberg vows to fight ‘living wage’ by extraordinary means, despite Quinn’s support for it

Briefing: Bloomberg aide Jamie Lee and Kermit. (facebook.com)
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Michael Bloomberg does not like "living wage" legislation. He actually invoked the failure of Soviet-style communism today when denouncing the bill.

More importantly, he said he intends to veto it, and if the City Council overrides him, Bloomberg said, he'll fight it in court.

"We certainly will go to court and sue," the mayor said.

This is somewhat extraordinary, not least because the bill is a compromise measure brokered by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who has generally had a productive and nonconfrontational relationship with the mayor.

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