De Blasio to Unveil Liberal Manifesto in D.C. Next Week

NEW YORK (AP) -

Mayor Bill de Blasio will lead a gathering of liberals in Washington next week to unveil a progressive manifesto.

The mayor, a Democrat who has fashioned himself into a national figure on liberal causes, said Wednesday the presentation will happen Tuesday on the steps of the Capitol. He likened it to a liberal version of Newt Gingrich’s 1994 Contract with America.

De Blasio said it would call for a $15 minimum wage, a fairer tax rate, and more government intervention for the less fortunate.

But he continued to decline to endorse Hillary Clinton’s presidential aspirations until he hears specifics about her policies.