De Blasio speech repeats pre-k plan but offers few new details | GothamSchools.com


Patrick Wall quotes me in his GothamSchools piece assessing NYC Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s first major speech regarding his signature education policy and proposed tax hike on the wealthy to fund it.

‘Cuomo “doesn’t want to go into an election year as a Democrat who raised taxes,” said Michael Benjamin, a political consultant and former Democratic assemblyman. He said insiders have suggested that Cuomo may try to find a different revenue stream for the plan before November’s state elections, after which he might reconsider a tax bump.’

More: http://gothamschools.org/2013/11/25/de-blasio-speech-repeats-pre-k-plan-but-offers-few-new-details/

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A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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