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Gov. Cuomo, NYC mayor on collision course over pre-K

Created: 01/23/2014 10:11 PM WHEC.com
By: Associated Press

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's relentless pursuit of a tax hike on wealthy New Yorkers to pay for universal prekindergarten has put him on a collision course with most powerful politician in the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
    
Their potential clash could set a forceful precedent for de Blasio's newly minted administration.
    
The political intrigue was on display on several fronts Thursday.
    
Cuomo was quoted in The New York Times saying the mayor's proposed tax hike was political and unnecessary. Hours later, de Blasio insisted his plan is the only way to guarantee funding for the program.
    
The public statements combined with backroom negotiations will set up perhaps the most dramatic moment yet when de Blasio journeys to the capital of Albany on Monday to testify about his plan.



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