The mayor attended a breakfast with the leader of one of the city’s largest congregations. Rev. A. R. Bernard leads the 37,000-member Christian Cultural Center and is on board with the mayor’s plan.
To fund universal pre-K and after-school programs, Mayor de Blasio has called for a tax on New Yorkers earning at least $500,000 a year.
As WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported, de Blasio told the pastors of more than 200 churches that he demanded a vote in Albany on his plan to tax the rich to fund universal pre-K.