It’s no secret that education and pre-K is at the top of Bill de Blasio’s policy agenda, but now he is having a tough time convincing lawmakers in Albany to support financing his plan by raising taxes on wealthy New Yorkers.
Bill de Blasio’s bid to raise income taxes on the wealthy to pay for universal pre-kindergarten is dead, a top legislative leader declared Monday morning.
The pronouncement by Senate Republican leader Dean Skelos was met with energetic rage by de Blasio’s allies, including major labor groups, and a statement from the mayor that Skelos’ declaration was “just plain wrong.”
But the state’s top Democrat, tellingly, was silent.
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