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NY1 leads up to Election Day with a five-part series examining how mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota differ on the issues.

Where The Candidates Stand
  Bill de Blasio (D) Joe Lhota (R)
MON: SANDY Supports increased local involvement in post-Sandy rebuilding. Supports increased multi-state cooperation in post-Sandy recovery.
TUE: EDUCATION Wants to keep number of charter schools the same and charge them rent. Wants to double the number of charter schools.
WED: ECONOMY Wants to increase income tax on those earning more than $500K/year to pay for pre-K and after school programs, pending Albany's approval. Wants to eliminate capital tax, give tax breaks to developers, and slash city spending.
THU: POLICE Opposes "overuse" of stop-and-frisk, and supports more surveillance cameras and an NYPD Inspector General. Defends stop-and-frisk, and opposes an NYPD Inspector General or federal monitor.
FRI: TRANSIT Supports increase in bus rapid transit and number of speed enforcement cameras, and expansion of CitiBike program. Supports increase in bus rapid transit and Park and Rides, plus expansion of subway to S.I. and city takeover of bridges and tunnels.

NY1 Online: De Blasio, Lhota Talk Protection From Future Storms

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NY1 VIDEO: On the eve of the anniversary of Hurricane Sandy, NY1's Elizabeth Kaledin spoke with mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joseph Lhota about how they will make sure New Yorkers are safe in the face of our rising oceans and developed coastline.

(Note: the interview with Lhota will follow the interview with de Blasio in the video clip above.)

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