NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio campaigned on implementing universal pre-kindergarten, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo has not said whether he’d support a proposed tax on the rich to cover it.
As WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported Tuesday, Cuomo voiced his support to the educational concept of de Blasio’s plan.
“Universal pre-K is exactly the right direction. The question then becomes how do we pay for it and what is the capacity, and that’s what we have to work through. There’s no doubt that it’s the right idea and it’s where we want to go. There’s also no doubt that money is tight nowadays. So that’s going to be the balance,” the governor said.