New York voters prefer Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to fund universal pre-K with existing state money over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to raise funds by taxing the rich, according to a new poll that is the latest bad news for the mayor’s signature plan.
A new Quinnipiac University poll out this morning shows that city voters back the governor’s plan to fund pre-k with no new tax over Mr. de Blasio’s plan to tax the city’s highest-income earners by a 49-40 percent margin–just within the poll’s margin of error. The number is higher, 47-37, across the state.
THE PEOPLE SPEAK
State legislators from across the aisle and both ends of the statehouse are responding to Andrew Cuomo’s proposed plans for independent redistricting legislation and their reactions should surprise no one: enthusiastic cheers from those in the minority, and wait-and-see from those who have the power to redraw the lines.
Democratic Leader John L. Sampson has released Read More
A new Quinnipiac University poll confirms that a soaring budget deficit is the most important issue to most New Yorkers, but also registers resistance to most budget-cutting measures other than freezing wages for state workers.
77% of respondents said New York State has “very serious” budget problems, and 70% were “dissatisfied” or “very Read More
A coalition of groups advocating for environmental reform sent a detailed memo to Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature today, hoping to make environmental issues a priority for the freshly installed government.
The report calls for tighter regulations on natural gas drilling and water extraction, urges the state to develop a comprehensive Read More
Russell Simmons—who has some ties to Andrew Cuomo—is scratching his head over the Aqueduct deal, which is giving David Paterson a considerably large headache.
The project has, for some strange reason, also attracted the attention of another rap mogul, Jay-Z.
Anyway, on GlobalGrind.com, Simmons wrote: Read More