Cynthia Nixon

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Cynthia Nixon Lays Out Subway Plan, Greets Commuters In Brooklyn

June 01, 2018 - 11:04 am
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Actress-turned-politician Cynthia Nixon is trying to hit Gov. Andrew Cuomo where it hurts.

Capitalizing on one of his biggest political weaknesses, Nixon, who is trying to unseat the governor in September's primary, laid out her plan for fixing the subways as she greeted commuters in Brooklyn on Friday morning.

Nixon says she supports a combination of a tax on millionaires, a polluter's fee and congestion pricing but was short on specifics when asked how she would get support.

Cuomo said Thursday he supports a $19 billion overhaul proposal, adding that congestion pricing, and not a millionaires’ tax is the only way to pay for it.

"He is shielding the wealthiest in this state from paying their fair share to rescue our trains," Nixon said. "He's never on the subways and it's not something that his wealthy donors care about."

During last month's state Democratic Convention, Cuomo received the nomination to run for a third term in office, receiving 95 percent of the votes from the delegates.