ALBANY — On the eve of Tuesday’s mayoral election, Democratic front-runner Bill de Blasio’s push to tax the wealthy to pay for universal prekindergarten has received crucial support in the Legislature.
Senate co-leader Jeffrey Klein, who had backed former city Controller Bill Thompson in the Democratic mayoral primary, says he will aggressively push for passage of the city tax hike plan during next year’s state budget talks.
“I think his proposal has a lot of merit,” Klein (D-Bronx) said. “I want to become the major advocate on behalf of it.”
Klein — head of a group of four breakaway Democrats who run the chamber with the GOP — said de Blasio’s plan to raise taxes on those making more than $500,000 a year “is not taxing for the sake of just taxing. This is for a really important purpose.”
Monday, November 4, 2013
"Independent" Dems In State Senate Will Push De Blasio's Tax Hike
More payback against Sheriff Andy - his former allies in the State Senate, who worked with Senate Republicans and Cuomo to push through a "pro-business" agenda, are now looking to stick it to Cuomo: