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  •  is it just me, or did deblasio just get $$ 4 prek? (3+ / 0-)
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    Mannie, mightymouse, Chi

    Cuomo has been a shill for charter schools, and the local papers have been running with "Bill over his head" meme..Cuomo wouldn't allow NYC to tax the 1% to pay for the program, but in an election year, Cuomo forked over 300 mil in state aide to get it going...The NY Times this morning had the lede of DeBlasio being burdened by the new program, which will be hard to implement...HELLO...he ran on that program...he wanted it, it's not an albatross..

    Cuomo wanted to drop the millionaire's surcharge when he came into office...after occupy wallstreet made him sound like the governor of the 1%, he couldn't gut it  completely

    He's a huge disappointment

    •  It's the Charter School provsions (1+ / 0-)
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      that are going to screw over DeBlasio.  

      Makes me so angry.

      Why yes there is a war on women and minorities.

      by karma5230 on Mon Mar 31, 2014 at 04:02:55 PM PDT

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    •  He got $ (1+ / 0-)
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      but no where near the amount of money he said he needed.

      And the rest of the state got even less for pre-K, meaning now, there's a new partially unfunded mandate for local property taxpayers to pick up the tab for.

      And as the municipalities go even more broke due to it, Cuomo can bash them even further and claim it's their fault.

      "There was no such thing as a "wealthy" hunter-gatherer. It is the creation of human society that has allowed the wealthy to become wealthy. As such, they have an obligation to pay a bit more to sustain that society than the not-so-wealthy." - Me

      by Darth Stateworker on Mon Mar 31, 2014 at 08:03:10 PM PDT

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    •  NYC Can't Count on the Money (1+ / 0-)
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      The issue is that NYC cannot count on NYS providing the fundng.  Several years back a court case was finally decided which ordered the state to provide an enormous amount of money to NYC to make up for past deficiencies in funding.  The state is still taking its time providing the funding - to make up for failures going back thirty years.  Cuomo is offering a pittance THIS year - an election year - to make it appear he's willing to fund the pre-K program, but next year will see the state fallling back into its business as usual approach.  That's particularly true since Cuomo's support has enabled the Republicans to retain control of the Senate and they will not be willing to fund NYC school programs at anything approaching a viable level.  It's Cuoum's equivalent of a Potemkin village.  Look hard enough and you'll see there's nothing there.

      "Love the Truth, defend the Truth, speak the Truth, and hear the Truth" - Jan Hus, d.1415 CE

      by PrahaPartizan on Mon Mar 31, 2014 at 10:13:09 PM PDT

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