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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to fund universal pre-kindergarten is at odds with a plan that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is advancing. Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/kevdia/10632385465/sizes/z/in/photolist-hcxKLM-bbqMye-bbqMDi-fTHQXW-bbqGNa-bbqL8k-bbqDTP-bbqEox-9Eyofy-9h2BLc-bbqKMZ-9h5sB7-9h5s4w-9y7fQR-9h5t1o-9h5vju-9h2mje-bbqF4k-bbqFkK-9h5vvh-9h2jSn-9y7gji-9h5ta5-bbqKuR-9Evtzz-9h5KcE-9EynuC-bbqJpV-9h2kkt-9h2nDB-9h5vNL-bbqJXT-9EynTs-9Eynbm-9Eynjj-9EvsUn-9h5vYW-9h5w5Y-bbqHfP-9Evtgz-iSdGEw-2k2kQf-7Vf85R-7Vinyo-7V5Ugj-7V2EtZ-eYXAVT-bbqJ14/">Kevin Case</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to fund universal pre-kindergarten is at odds with a plan that Gov. Andrew Cuomo is advancing. Photo: Kevin Case, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

New York state battles over universal pre-K funding

The debate over universal pre-kindergarten shows no signs of slowing down at the Capitol. New York City's Democratic mayor, Bill de Blasio, isn't backing down from his plan to tax the wealthy to pay for pre-K, while upstate and suburban Republicans in the State Senate say they will block a vote on the tax proposal.

Meanwhile, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is advancing a plan to fund universal pre-K in the state using "existing state funds" over the next five years, and a new poll from Quinnipiac University says Cuomo's plan is more popular with a majority of New Yorkers.  Go to full article
Photo: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/79513319@N00/1329843460/">Laura Thorne</a>, Creative Commons, some rights reserved
Photo: Laura Thorne, Creative Commons, some rights reserved

Sales tax hike could help St. Lawrence Co. homeowners

St. Lawrence County lawmakers got their second bit of positive financial news of the week yesterday. First, the state delivered the county's share of long-awaited casino revenue Tuesday.

Then, yesterday morning, Assemblywoman Addie Russell released news that Gov. Cuomo had signed "home rule" legislation, giving the county authority to increase its sales tax.  Go to full article

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