A proposal by the City Council to more than double tow truck fines for New Yorkers has some critics questioning the link between the bill's supporters and its political sponsors.
...the industry is backing a bill in the City Council that would more than double certain tow rates, raising them to $185 -- up from $70.
At the same time, they're doling out campaign contributions to two of the bill's most influential sponsors.
Queens Councilman John Liu, who is running for city comptroller and chairs the transportation committee, collected nearly $30,000 through the tow truck auto body and salvage industry, when public matching funds are factored in.
Queens Councilman Leroy Comrie, who chairs the consumer affairs committee, has pulled in $1,300 with matching funds.
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