New York Governor Andrew Cuomo seems to have gained the upper hand and some new allies in his policy skirmish with New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio over how to fund pre-kindergarten, as the fight threatens to turn into an upstate downstate split.
A new poll finds that New Yorkers statewide favor Governor Cuomo’s plan to fund pre kindergarten over New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal.
The Quinnipiac poll finds that the majority of New Yorkers prefer Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan to finance expanded pre-K through state funds, than favor Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to tax the wealthy to get the money.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to deliver one of the most important speeches of his young administration on Monday.
De Blasio will give the State of the City, the mayoral equivalent of the President's State of the Union, at LaGuardia Community College in Queens. It will be his most closely watched speech since his inauguration address on New Year's Day.
He is expected to outline his vision for the city and offer a glimpse into his signature goal of fighting the city's widening income inequality gap.
Mayors from around New York testified before the state legislative fiscal committees on Monday. In what’s traditionally known as Tin Cup day, many asked for more money, while others asked for authorization to collect more money from their citizens.