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Politics

N.Y. mayor-elect will face immediate fiscal crisis

NEW YORK — Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will sweep into office in January with a powerful mandate for progressive change, but a looming fiscal crisis threatens to derail his agenda before it begins.

De Blasio, a Democrat, faces a multifaceted dilemma years in the making that he will be forced to confront within weeks of taking office. He will contend with soaring worker health care costs, a still-fragile recovery from the recession, and potentially a dramatic reduction in the vital aid supplied to New York by the state and federal governments.

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