Albany vs NYC, Round Infinity

Monday, February 17, 2014

Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo at press conference in Albany (Matt Ryan/WMHT)

Liz Benjamin, host of Capital Tonight on Time Warner Cable News and Capital New York columnist, discusses the latest about Governor Cuomo, upstate lawmakers, and Mayor de Blasio and their fight over funding pre-K and other budget matters.


Liz Benjamin

Comments [9]

Given the "claimed" benefits for children, especially children trapped in resource and learning-opportunity poor environments outside of public education programs, how "mandatory" will attendance be for "universal" pre-K?
Like healthcare insurance, isn't the only way to ensure "universality" to require attendance?

Feb. 17 2014 02:37 PM
Amy from Manhattan

Of course Gov. Cuomo doesn't want to let NYC tax NYC millionaires for NYC schools. The state has been siphoning NYC's money & not supplying services in corresponding proportion for decades.

Feb. 17 2014 10:27 AM
mick from NYC

John, it accomplishes nothing to argue with Ed and his ilk. Like all jihadists, he has only one issue and it is based on his view of god. All you can do is ignore his words, and vote against his candidates.

Feb. 17 2014 10:24 AM
Amy from Manhattan

If NY State already has a millionaires tax that could be used to fund pre-K, why isn't it being used to fund it?

Feb. 17 2014 10:20 AM
mick from NYC

Cuomo's argument against a new tax to fund pre-kindergarten has everything to do with his presidential ambitions and nothing to do with reality. There is a classical term for Cuomo's "brilliant" style of argument: sophistry. If the governor were being truthful, he would be proposing to replace the property tax based school funding with state wide funding that gives every child the same amount, whether in NYC or Buffalo, or Westchester. Cuomo's argument that flips allowing NYC to set its own, higher minimum wage would allow regions into allowing all cities to compete to steal jobs from each other--implying a LOWER regional minimum wage--is also blatant sophistry. The law only needs to state that the city or region can set its own minimum provided it is not below the state minimum. I will not vote for Cuomo again for any office, even if it means a wasted vote for a 3rd party that helps a Republican candidate.

Feb. 17 2014 10:19 AM
Jake S from Harlem

Ed, I have to compliment you. Any issue at all, you can manage to tie to abortion. If for some reason you can't, you jut ignore the topic at and and yap about abortion. It's tough to find a true single issue person, but you've done it. Congratulations!

Feb. 17 2014 10:12 AM
john from office

Ed do you have any other issue? We cannot educate, feed or house those kids we have now, you want more unwanted, abused children?

Feb. 17 2014 10:07 AM
Ed from Larchmont

Both radically pro-abortion. Like Pilate and Herod, at odds.

Feb. 17 2014 07:44 AM

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Feb. 17 2014 07:00 AM

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