De Blasio said he’d tax those making $500,000 or more to cover the cost of universal pre-K. Any tax would have to be approved by the state legislature and be signed by Gov. Cuomo.
To implement the tax hike, the Democratic mayoral hopeful would have to get Albany’s approval, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Republican majority in the state senate.
Of the 68,000 children eligible for full-day Pre-K in New York City, only 20,000 receive it, according to Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.