About a month into his first term, New York City investors – some of them skeptical – will get an initial glimpse of new Mayor Bill de Blasio’s approach to city finances.

De Blasio, who will succeed Michael Bloomberg on Jan. 1, must present his first budget to the City Council in late January or early February. Barring a stunning 11th-hour agreement between Bloomberg and the unions, settling expired contracts of roughly 300,000 municipal workers the contracts will be on the new administration’s front burner.

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