NEW YORK (PIX11) — Mayor Eric Adams traveled up to Albany on Wednesday to fight for funds for New York City.

He is at odds with Governor Kathy Hocul’s proposed $227 billion state budget and has around six weeks to convince state lawmakers to ease the city’s financial burden.

Political analyst Basil Smikle joined PIX11 Morning News to explain how this budget battle could change the dynamics between Adams and Hochul. Watch the video player.