New York City First Lady Chirlane McCray to defend Thrive NYC at budget hearing

NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York City's first lady Chirlane McCray will defend her mental health initiative "Thrive NYC."

Council Speaker Corey Johnson asked McCray to speak during a budget hearing Tuesday.

It comes a day after a report by City Comptroller Scott Stringer found the city is not tracking the progress of 75 percent of the programs that are part of the initiative.

"Thrive NYC" launched more than three years ago with an annual budget of $250 million.

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