Mayor Bloomberg and comptroller are almost always at odds

04/26/2011 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

New York City's top-ranking officials are Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Comptroller John Liu, but they are rarely seen at the same public event, never announce joint initiatives and rarely even speak to each other. Bloomberg's backers said Liu is using criticism of Bloomberg to build support for an upcoming campaign for the mayor's job. Lui's backers said Bloomberg isn't accustomed to being held accountable for his actions.

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