Hudson Valley News
10:40 pm
Wed November 20, 2013

NYS Senate IDC Leader Backs A Plan From The NYC Mayor-Elect

A co-leader of the New York State senate says the New York City mayor-elect has his full support when it comes to a certain plan.

That plan, from New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio, is to establish universal pre-kindergarten and pay for it by increasing taxes for New Yorkers earning more than $500,000 a year. Here’s state senator from the Bronx, Jeff Klein, leader of the Independent Democratic Conference.

Governor Andrew Cuomo, meanwhile, has set his sights on cutting taxes, and while he has said he supports universal pre-K, he has not endorsed an idea of how to pay for it.