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Pre-K plan in jeopardy, de Blasio pushes forward

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's signature proposal to raise taxes on the wealthy to pay for universal pre-kindergarten and after school programs appears to be on life support.

It is blocked by state lawmakers and Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who oppose such a tax in an election year.

That hasn't stopped de Blasio from doggedly forging ahead anyway.

Some observers say de Blasio has boxed himself into a corner and would have trouble claiming a political victory if pre-K is funded by any other means.

But others think his push appeals to his liberal base. And if he keeps pushing for the tax, he could pressure Cuomo into increasing the amount of money he sends to the state.

Meanwhile, De Blasio pushed forward the plan over the weekend..

He spoke about the proposal Sunday at the Heavenly Visions hurch in the Norwood section of the Bronx.

The mayor says it's crucial the plan goes forward, that children's futures are at stake.

And he says it's gaining public support.


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